Participants acquire a good knowledge of studio strobes
and hot lights applied to a specific situation relevant to
the photographed jewelry subject. We review and examine
the practical applications of lighting and how it
works with reflective surfaces. We also explore photographic
lighting as a form of creative expression that can
transform an ordinary photograph into something special,
addressing how light, color, and composition combine
to make visually stimulating images.
Topics covered include hard and soft light with strobe
and hot lights. Will demonstrate a variety of lighting
techniques, after which participants get to practice with
extensive professional lighting equipment that includes
strobes, softboxes, and grid spots, to name a few.
Concentrating on advanced techniques for photo-realistic
retouching and photo-surrealistic image compositing,
this workshop uses participants' photographic images as
the main element source for learning advanced techniques
of edge selection and masking, compositing with
layers and layer masks, advanced blending, image
enhancement, and retouching. Specific topics to be covered
include developing the best strategy for creating
excellent selections and masks; using Photoshop's layers
complex yet realistic image combinations;
using layer masks for re-editable adjusting of
composites;using blending modes and the history feature to create intricate texture mapping; color correcting
for image consistency and manipulating elements; and
advanced retouching techniques. The curriculum
revolves around expert demonstrations as well as one-on-one tutoring. Topics are explained in detail, with
plenty of time for individual exploration. This is an
advanced workshop for people wishing to delve into
Photoshop's true power and capabilities.
Enrollment in the workshops is limited and accepted on
a first-come, first-served basis. A $200.00 deposit is
required for registration. A Liability Waiver form is
required, and must be presented at the start of the workshop
with final payment.
Group sizes may vary from one individual to a small
group of 6. The larger the group, the more economical
it will be for everyone. A weekend session allows a
group to schedule its own workshop wherever the group
wants to photograph.
Contact email@example.com to arrange your private
photography tutoring. Dates are flexible, but must
work around other Digital Jeweller commitments.
Schedule early to guarantee getting preferred date(s).
All pricing is in US dollars. Workshop fees include instruction only. Expenses such as food, lodging, transportation,
etc. are generally not included in the workshop
The minimum registration for group workshops is four
participants. If there are less than four participants, we
may charge a supplemental fee or cancel the workshop.
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