Get into experimental photography and learn to improve your use of expressive lighting
Lighting is a fundamental part of photography and mastering it in order to generate emotions and new approaches is what Victor Idrogo works to create unique, original and experimental portraits. With a decade working as a photographer, his photographs explore the limits of light, frames and expressions.
In this course, Victor will teach you to turn around the classic way of illuminating a portrait. Starting from the review of the classic portrait, you will go on to experiment in the studio with traditional lighting and some elements until you get to challenge the limits of photography.
About this course
You will meet Victor, who will explain his career in the world of photography, his specialization in portraits and tell you about his references in this field.
You will start with a brief walk through the history of the portrait, seeing some examples. Next, Victor will tell you what his creative process is like. You will see the necessary materials and equipment for your photo shoot (hand flashes, studio flashes, leds , flashlights, modifiers ...).
Camera and action! You will start shooting by experimenting with the color and two lights: continuous and flash , and you will make a bust plane. You will go deeper into the lighting, direction of models, composition, techniques and key points for the second photo that will be a medium vertical plane and the third photo, which will be an entire vertical plane. You will play a part with Capture One and the final part will be taken in the dark with double direct exposure.
You will go to the development and retouching part, selecting and making some adjustments to the best images of the third session with Capture One; you will choose the three that best fit your project, you will do the pre-assembly of the edition and you will look at the relationship between them. You will make exposure, contrast and clarity adjustments to give them a similar and unified look .
Then, you will edit them in Photoshop, looking at specific aspects such as the high-pass approach. Finally, you will export the images to the web, also seeing how to adjust your photographs to share them on social networks.
What is this course's project?
A series of three photos linked by the same graphic concept, made with different lighting techniques: camera intervention, light on lens and double exposure.
Who is it for?
To photography enthusiasts and people with basic knowledge of photography and lighting who want to learn and experiment with studio lighting.
What you need
You will need to have basic knowledge of photography, lighting and Adobe Photoshop.
As for materials, you will need a camera with manual controls, a tripod, a flash speedlite or studio, a flashlight or continuous lights, and color filters.
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Victor Idrogo is a professional photographer from Peru. For more than 10 years he has been dedicated to commercial photography and has specialized in portraits. His works have been published in magazines such as Somos y cosas.
In his commercial office called Icónica Institucional Photography, he works with a team of professionals with whom he makes portraits and photographic coverage for companies and different institutions.
In parallel, he performs more personal work, also based on portraits and experimentation with the expressive use of light.