2 Days
California Center for Photography & Digital Arts
Price$499

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Editing and Retouching

Workflow for the Portrait and Wedding Photographer

with Tim Meyer

 

Consistently make the people in your portraits shine by knowing exactly how and what to enhance or alter when retouching. Tim will guide you through this Editing and Retouching course and the workflow process, editing and retouching of your portrait images. No matter the person, lighting or portrait - this class will help show you how to enhance it in your post-processing. Learn how to make your subjects look their best with natural, subtle and creative enhancements. Developing these skills for your portraits will put you to a higher professional level. Using and applying the retouching techniques will teach you how to get an image ready for final presentation!

 

COURSE DESCRIPTION

In this two day course, Editing and Retouching for the portrait and wedding, fashion or family photographer provides the workflow and skill sets needed to organize, edit and retouch your portrait images. Your portraits will go from great to stunning in a matter of minutes! In this class, the skills you will learn working with the tools and new techniques will be rewarding and  satisfying.

TOPICS COVERED

  • Prioritize your workflow
  • Editing techniques
  • Fundamental to advanced retouching tools
  • Use the clone/heal tools
  • Mastering skin tones
  • Work with lighting/shadows and volume
  • Liquefy
  • Frequency separation
  • Contouring
  • Removing backgrounds
  • Eye enhancement
  • Removing stray hair
  • Skin by numbers

QUALIFICATIONS

Having taken  PS1 & LR1 or equivalent

MATERIALS NEEDED

  • Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop- Current version of photoshop & lightroom (Adobe CC) on your computer
  • PC or MAC computer with 8 GB of RAM, external drives as necessary
  • Mouse
  • A Wacom tablet will be helpful

 

INSTRUCTOR

Tim Meyer

Photographer, educator, author Tim Meyer is passionate about the field of photography. With over 35 years as a professional photographer, he brings experience and sustained energy to his work. Mixing our rich artistic heritage with today's modern styles, his images enlighten and inspire.

Tim possesses the Professional Photographers of America's coveted Masters and Craftsman Degrees and has also earned academic Master of Arts and Master of Fine Arts degrees in Fine Art Photography. In addition to numerous one-man exhibitions of his fine art work, Tim's photography has been internationally recognized for its innovative style and technique.