Studio Beauty

$199.00 $99.00

We created the Studio Beauty video training for amateur and professional photographers who are interested in expanding into Beauty Photography, including both Beauty Portraits and Commercial Beauty.

The primary mission of this course is to teach you, the photographer, how to confidently and consistently set up beautiful lighting for portraits and beauty photography, as well as how to plan and execute a photo shoot when working with a creative team. 

The authors, successful international commercial photographers with extensive teaching experience around the world, Julia Kuzmenko McKim (Los Angeles, CA) and Aleksey Dovgulya (Moscow, Russia), always aim to shoot right in camera, so they teach how to produce images that will require as little post-production labor as possible through correct lighting and avoiding common mistakes.

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Skill Level: Intermediate to Advanced
Duration: 3 hours
Digital Book: 104 pages

Please note that this course does not include post-production!

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Description

Description

This wonderful in-depth course is an artistic and technical guide for photographers interested in professional Beauty Photography. We always aim to shoot right in camera, so we teach how to produce images that will require as little post-production labor as possible through correct lighting and avoiding common mistakes. This course does not include retouching, but we are in the process of producing Retouching Academy courses that will cover those areas.

Our training consists of video segments (3 hours) and a digital book (103 pages). The digital book will guide you through the course. Please begin by reading the book and then watch the videos in the order of their appearance in it. 

Though we do go over many important beginner subjects such as lens selection and understanding how strobes work, the majority of the materials cover Intermediate to Advanced-level workflow and technique.

We didn’t include 15+ hours of footage in our course, because we actually did the job of extracting only what’s important and packaging it into 3 hours of video, so you don’t have to waste your time trying to fish out the golden nuggets from dozens of hours of footage.

Studio lighting doesn’t have to be difficult or confusing, if you introduce structure and a good starting point into your studio routine, and that’s what Aleksey and Julia start their studio lighting training with.

Our goal is to teach you to confidently set up beautiful studio lighting and produce amazing images, as well as to lead your creative team and manage the creative process from inception to completion including selecting the right talent, working with models, make up artists and stylists for both commercial assignments and personal projects.

 

CHAPTER I: Intro & Preparation      

  • About the Authors & This Training    
  • Your Career & Ultimate Artistic Goals

Your Knowledge & Vision

  • The Basics Every Photographer Must Know
  • Developing Your Vision, Taste and Aesthetics
  • How to “Read” Lighting

Cameras, Lenses & Lighting equipment

  • Choosing the Right Cameras & Lenses For Your Work
  • Choosing the Right For Specific Projects
  • Camera Sensors: Full Frame & Crop Factor
  • Crop Factor & Focal Length Multiplier
  • Studio & Backdrop Choice
  • Lighting Equipment
  • Common Monolight Controls & Triggers
  • Light Modifiers
  • Accessories

Preparation is King

  • Idea, Concept of a Shoot & Choosing the “Right” Team
  • Helpful Documents For Your Work

CHAPTER II: Flawless Execution    

  • Shooting Tethered
  • Standard Camera Settings
  • Common Mistakes to Avoid While Shooting
  • Day-of Briefing & Backup
  • Working With Your Model

CHAPTER III: Lighting Setups      

  • Establishing Our Starting Point: Why & How
  • Classic Portrait Setup: Various Types of Lights, Light Modifiers, etc.
  • Celebrity Portrait: And More Ways to Fill in the Shadows 
  • Movie Style Setup: Cinematic Lighting: Adding Drama; Working with Smoke
  • Hazy Colors Setup: Colorful Theme; Working with Color Gels and Smoke
  • Jewelry Ad Setup: Another Colorful Setup; More on Working With Color Gels     
  • Clean Beauty: Other Ways of Creating Rim and Fill Light; White Background
  • Full-Body: A Few Notes on Proper Full-Body Lighting
  • Doubled Colored Shadows: Even More Ways to Use Color Gels
  • Creative Mixed Lighting:
    • Mixed Lighting: Fundamentals
    • Mixed Lighting: Reflective Fabrics
    • Mixed Lighting for Beauty

YOUR ASSIGNMENT LIST

Practice not until you can get it right, but until you can’t get it wrong.

BONUS MATERIALS

  • Call Sheet / Template
  • Estimate for a commercial project / Template
  • Model Release / Template
  • Agency Test Package Request / Sample Letter to a Modeling Agency
  • Client Project Questionnaire / Template

 

Table of Contents of the Digital Book

Our training consists of video segments (3 hours) and a digital book (103 pages).
The digital book is the core of the course. Please begin by reading the book and watch the videos in the order of their appearance in it.

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Our Students’ Testimonials:

Some Lighting Setup Examples From The Course:

 

Some SOOC (Straight Out Of Camera) Examples:


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This is a digital product available for immediate download. No physical product will be shipped to you.

Non-returnable due to the digital nature of the product.

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