How do you get those cover girl-style shots that we so often see on the front of magazines and billboards? In this class Karl creates a classic beauty shot, explaining and demonstrating the lighting and considerations for these types of images.
Unlike portrait photography, which uses soft light, classic makeup cosmetic images use hard light. Throughout this session, Karl explains the three important considerations for making these shots work, before demonstrating two different lighting setups step-by-step.
The first setup uses just a couple of lights as Karl explains his modifiers and accessories and how he uses fill light to control the density of the shadows. For the second setup, Karl uses the simplest lighting — a bare bulb light — as he shows you how to create hard shadows across the model’s face.
- How to photograph beauty images
- Creating hard light
- Lighting setups for beauty images
- How to control shadows
Following on from this shoot are several tutorials on how to retouch beauty images, where Karl demonstrates techniques such as adjusting colour, using burning and dodging, using the liquify tool, eye enhancements and more.
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NOTE: This class is available with English subtitles and automatic translations.