✔ Create stunning Beauty Shots for your own portfolio, clients and submissions.
✔ Understand a simple yet effective range of various lighting techniques that enhance your subjects features.
✔ Grasp the concept of Beauty Photography and have the skills to use retouching confidently.
“I created this course to help photographers who want to acquire a more in depth understanding of Beauty Photography and retouching, showing them that it's not as complicated as it may seem”
What Will You Learn in this Course?
I created this course to help photographers get started in learning the basics of Beauty Photography and its purpose. I will be discussing how to create your own beauty images by learning more about lighting, posing techniques and the general equipment used during a studio-styled beauty shoot. Then we will transition over to Photoshop as you follow along with a provided practice file to edit a beauty image from start to finish.
The Art of Creating Beautiful & Emotion Evoking Images
The power of an image that has the ability to change the way you feel or capture your interest, is solely the power of the photographer, this is one of the biggest draws to Beauty Photography. Learn to become a storyteller.
Beauty Photography Masterclass
Expand your knowledge and learn the basic technical aspects of Beauty Photography from set up to post production- one of the most intimate ways to highlight a subject, putting you on a path to improve your skills or see if this is a career for you.
Course Curriculum Details
Introduction and Overview to Beauty Photography
Introduction to the fundamentals of Beauty Photography.
Shooting Beauty in Natural Light
Using a window as one of the easiest, quickest ways to get a beautiful portrait and how to utilize the light.
Lighting Setups for Beauty
Discussing the diverse lighting setups that are most commonly used when shooting Beauty Photography.
Shooting Beauty with Beauty Dish
Working with a beauty dish as a simple setup to achieve a more dramatic look.
Using the Beauty Dish with the Honeycomb Grid
Continue beauty dish lighting with honeycomb grid for more contrast and directional light with these modifiers to create unique and versatile light.
Clamshell Lighting With & Without Grid
Clamshell lighting setup using a grid with the main light source, showing the difference to create flattering, glowing light.
Using the Octobox and Emphasis on Posing for Beauty
Using a simple and inexpensive Octobox for the main light source, producing a soft and flattering look with tips about some of the basic poses used in Beauty Photography.
Octobox with Diffuser and Reflector
We continue to shoot using the Octobox for our main light source, but we will add a white diffuser to soften the light and a reflector to fill in some of the shadows.
Using Window Light and Beauty Photos Recap
Demo shooting while utilizing window light with browner rich skin tones.
Post Processing Introduction and Starting the First Image
Recap of the fundamentals of Beauty Photography as I cull through images discussing my choices that I have selected as my winners.
Overview of Photoshop panels setup and first steps to skin and hair cleanup using the healing brush tool and a blank layer.
Simple hair cleanup continued using a blank layer and healing brush.
Skin Texture Adjustments
Continue image cleanup using the frequency separation method.
Skin Texture Detail Adjustments
Using the frequency separation layers to cleanup up the last steps of skin details with the spot healing brush tool.
Dodge and Burn to Create Dimension
Dodge and burn method using curves adjustments to make features pop.
Makeup Adjustments & Final Touch Up
Playing with makeup colours and finishing up the final details.
Second Model Skin Retouching
Initial clean up edit with our 2nd model in natural lighting, using a blank layer in conjunction with the healing brush tool.
Second Model Skin Adjustments
Continue image cleanup using the frequency separation method, preserving detail while fixing imperfections.
Second Model Dodge & Burn to Add Skin Dimension
Dodge and burn method using curves adjustments to create more depth in flat lighting.