Commercial Shoot - Character Portrait

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Join me in this course as we transform an old sports club into a 1920s bar. Using precise, controlled lighting alongside colour gels, props and smoke, our task is to create atmospheric images for their promotion. We will then shoot outside and work with the weather to create moody shots that work with the brand.

Before we begin

You can use any brand of equipment to create these shots. I have a detailed equipment section in every course so that you can look up the equivalents to what I am using with the brands you shoot with. Every shot that you see in the workflow is straight off camera. There is no smoke and mirrors here so when the test shots come up on screen, they are genuine shots, dust spots, not straight and all the other small mistakes I may make, I show you. Unless the shot has 'final image' written next to it, everything you see is straight off camera. The photos at the bottom on this page are the final retouched shots and I'll show you how I got there in the retouching section and provide you with the free actions you need to complete the same techniques.

Course curriculum

  • 1

    New Chapter

    • Intro

    • Flash Power Settings

    • Equipment Used

    • Shot One

    • Shot Two

    • Shot Three

    • Shot Four

    • Shot Five - Outside

    • Shot Six - Outside & Smoke

    • Shot Seven - London

    • Shot Eight - Shad Thames, London

    • Retouching Introduction

    • Installing Actions

    • Photoshop Actions

    • The Retouch

    • Good Luck!