Photography isn’t all about just using a camera. Sometimes when working with clients the day just does not turn out that spectacular. Lighting can be a key element in location or environmental photography. Weather is always unpredictable, especially when you book day or months in advance.
Post processing or editing an image can be key in bringing a so-so image to life. Every client has an idea in their head of what they what. I love to examples before shoots because it give me an idea of their style.
I teach photography and Adobe Photoshop. I created a series of videos for my students to follow as a secondary method of learning. In the video below I walk you though the process of creating this image. Some will like the before and others will like the after. The goal is always to have the ability to create exactly what the client is looking for. I have a whole section in the INFO menu on tips to improve your portrait. Feel free to contact me with any questions.
In the image below I softened the skin. Sometimes when you shoot in this style the shadow areas need to be opened up a lot and can start to show grain. I increased the yellow, red and magenta colors, added a faded background blur, a red to yellow warm gradient and enhanced the lens flare.
Have you ever wanted to learn how to use Adobe Photoshop or Photo Mechanic? I am creating a series of videos aimed at photographers. I have over 25 videos at the moment and I am still working. This is not a learn #AdobePhotoshop in 20 minutes, because that is impossible. Each tutorial has downloadable image so you can either watch or follow along in each episode. I use these same videos as supplement source of learning in my #photoshop class. The videos are available at this link or above under YouTube Video Tutorials.
I will be adding other videos in the future covering #AdobeLightroom and #AdobeBridge. If you are interested in those videos you can visit my YouTube Page. I have hundreds more videos on my page so check it out. The Complete Guide to Adobe Bridge is my most popular video and can be watched at this link.
This is the first video in a new series called Photoshop for Photographers. I will be making a series of 10-15 minute videos to teach you the process of using Adobe Photoshop. Photoshop is used for photography, graphic design, video, web development, painting, and other mediums. I will cover the non-destructive use of Adobe Photoshop for a Photographer. Videos will contain free links to download images and work along. Best of all everything is totally free. You can follow the series on my webpage or on my YouTube page. I hope you enjoy the content. If you have any suggestions for videos feel free to comment below.
I have started a new playlist called Photoshop Quick Tips. It is a YouTube playlist of quick videos about simple tips, tricks and little-known functions of Adobe Photoshop. I have 9 videos in the playlist now but I am adding to it daily. I make these videos as supplemental information for my Adobe Photoshop students. Feels free to share with your friends.
How to create a slideshow with audio in Final Cut Pro X. If you need to know how to size images for a video, please check out this link. I go over how to size images in Adobe Lightroom and Adobe Photoshop.
How to create a slideshow in iMovie. I also cover how to size and prepare images in Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Lightroom.
How to create the matte effect or look in Adobe Photoshop CC.
How to take a photo and give it a screen print effect and turn it into a logo with Adobe Photoshop CC. This video will work with the filter gallery and smart objects.