Wednesdays August 5th, 12th, 19th, & 26th, 7-8:30pm • Online!
Basic understanding of Aperture, Shutter, ISO & What Exposure is
Having Adobe Lightroom or Capture One and Adobe Photoshop
A reflector would be helpful; Flash and triggers would also be helpful
Instructor: Paul Nelson and Alex Hochstrasser
Class Size: Limited to 10-15 attendees
Class Level: Beyond Basic
Below the course description (but before registration) will be a short explanation on how the class will run.
Join Hunt’s Photo Education for our new Multi-Session Series. In our Multi-Session Series, we will meet over the course of a number of weeks, generally at the same time each week. During that time, we will discuss a specific element of a topic and end the session by giving a photographic assignment. That assignment will be due for completion before the next class meeting, and we will review those images at the start of the next session. If for some reason you cannot attend one of the sessions, don’t worry! They will be recorded and you will be able to watch them at your leisure!
Our Multi-Session Series is designed to “keep the conversation going” by engaging with our attendees in a more personal way. In each of these classes, we will have 10-15 attendees and provide direct feedback on images. We encourage photographers of all skill levels to consider these classes, as they will build upon your experience and provide an excellent chance to work on your imagery!
Portraits- Natural & Flash
As we close out the summer months, we begin to enter the season of Senior Portraits, engagement sessions, and even holiday family portraits. Portrait photographers keep themselves busy utilizing the warm weather and long days, but what are the important elements to understand about portraits? What is “good” light? (When) Should I use a flash? What are some standards of editing portraits in Lightroom, Capture One, or Photoshop?
Join Hunt’s Photo Education as we continue our Multi-Session Series into the realm of portraits! In Portraits- Natural Light and Flash, we will emphasize creating portraits using available light through subject placement and composition, with the aid of diffusers and reflectors, but then explain when, where, and why to utilize flash, and how we can achieve extraordinary results with a little bit of knowledge!
In week one, we will discuss “Looking for the Light”, where we will consider a variety of possibilities and how to consider where to place your subject and how to light them naturally using reflectors and diffusers. In week two, we will discuss basic editing techniques in Adobe Lightroom and Capture One, including exposure, color editing, and skin softening. In week three, we will add in the element of flash and discuss how the addition of flash can benefit certain scenarios. In week four, we will shift to Adobe Photoshop and discuss additional benefits of using that software for editing, such as advanced skin softening and color editing techniques and finishing effects.
Each week you’ll have a new assignment that will help build your portfolio of portrait images. Along the way, you’ll be able to ask Paul and Alex questions and receive weekly individual, personalized critiques and feedbacks from your assignment images.
You don’t need to be a professional to take this course, or even know advanced concepts of Photoshop, nor the inner workings of your flash. Photographers of all levels should apply, as we will cascade the learning process. We do recommend having either Adobe Lightroom or Capture One editing software, as well as Adobe Photoshop; a reflector will be helpful; if you have a flash and remote triggers for your flash, they will also be helpful.
Photographers should have an understanding of exposure before taking this class.
Registering and what is needed
After you register for this class, you will receive a confirmation email that will include information about how to access the online class, including an online ID code that you will need to get into the class. Make sure to save this information. We will also send a reminder email about 48 hours prior to the class time with that same information.
Layout of the class
The class will begin promptly at the time listed. If for some reason you cannot attend one of the sessions, don’t worry! They will be recorded and you will be able to watch them at your leisure! During each class, you are welcome to type in questions in the Question box if you have specific questions as they are asked. We will do our best to answer those questions, but if not, feel free to ask them at the end.
“You Are Being Recorded” (And Other Note Related Items)
We will be recording this class! The video will be available for download about 24-hours after the class for all attendees, so don’t worry about taking unending notes. We will send this link attendees to download and rewatch at any time. In addition to this, we will generally send out a PDF of the presentation (when applicable) and handouts on the topic. If handouts and PDFs are included, we will send it out with the link for the video.
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