In this class, Karl creates a classic beauty shot, explaining and demonstrating the lighting and considerations for this type of image.
Unlike portrait photography, which uses soft light, classic beauty/makeup images use hard light. 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. Karl explains his modifiers and accessories and how he uses fill light to control shadow density. For the second setup, Karl uses the simplest lighting – a single bare bulb – as he shows you how to create hard shadows across the model’s face.
In this class:
- 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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