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Portfolio Buildup for Models and Photographers

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Runtime - length of the film: 14m04s
Language: english
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Summary:

If photographers are new to the business and do not yet have a meaningful portfolio, it is sometimes difficult to get talented models. Or you have to take a lot of money to book professional shootings. But money may be a problem for some beginning photographers, or they'd rather invest in the equipment.
 
In this tutorial, Bert Stephani gives a practical tip, which always works where people are willing to exchange their services: A photographer supports a young model to build up their portfolio or to make the first few pictures - and in return he receives a shoot in which he can implement his own pictorial ideas.
 
Of course, in this win-win contract the photographic quality has to be right so that the model also wants to give her very best. Bert shows which pictures model agencies and clients would like to see and how they can be realized as quickly as possible, so that there is still time for the photographer's ideas.

The Third Dimension

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Runtime - length of the film: 11m02s
Language: english
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Photography is a two-dimensional medium. Images have a width and a height, but no depth.
 
But the more experienced a portrait photographer is, the higher become his claims to a three-dimensional look. A picture shall occur to the viewer as if the model could pop out of the image in the next moment. Frequently used strategies to increase the plasticity of the image are, for example, wide-angle lenses, long lenses, shadows and leading lines.
 
In this tutorial Bert Stephani discusses another solution, namely adding a foreground to the picture. If one chooses a foreground that cooperates with the background in a good way, one gets an extra dose of depth. A good combination is achieved when the foreground contrasts with the background but as well matches. The contrast should not require too much of the viewer's attention because that would make the model less visible. Bert shows which contrasts are particularly suitable, where to find them and how to use them.

Key light from behind

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Runtime - length of the film: 08m38s
Language: english
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Bert Stephani is not a photographer to stick to rules. He likes to innovate an experiment with the position of his key light, to achieve a special look.
 
A shaded spot in the outdoors is practical for decent portraits, but a little effort enables a very special look. Like every photographer Bert knows that you can accomplish very different results by only changing your lighting.
 
See how Bert makes use of his surroundings and settings to control his light. This is how he does portraits full of character.

Black and White Looks

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Expert: Kategraphy  
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Runtime - length of the film: 06m53s
Language: english
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Summary:

Learn how to create two completely different black and white looks in Lightroom that work for different kind of images.

Kate creates both a soft matte kind of black and white and a dramatic high contrast black and white. For both she uses the same image to make the difference more obvious.

She uses Lightroom to achieve these looks.

Sharpen Photos in Lightroom

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Expert: Kategraphy  
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Runtime - length of the film: 06m05s
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Sharpening is really easy in Lightroom once you understand the different settings that are available. Learn how to use the details panel to properly sharpen your images.

In this video Kate explains what the different settings do and how to use them. She then uses an example to explain sharpening in Lightroom 5.

And you’ll learn that the Alt key is a powerful helper in Lightroom.

Workflow for Landscape Photos

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Expert: Kategraphy  
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Runtime - length of the film: 06m05s
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After each vacation we go through our photos and see nice landscapes but there is room for a lot of improvement.

You’ll learn a possible workflow in this video. Kate first makes some adjustments to the exposure and contrast and adjusts the white balance. She then uses graduated filters and the adjustment brush to improve parts of the image.

In a last step she adjusts the colors and the clarity of the image.

The RAW Duplicate

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Expert: Kategraphy  
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Runtime - length of the film: 5m48s
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Some images are hard to edit in one raw develop due to high contrast or extreme colors. In these cases RAW duplicates can help.

In this video you will learn how to create and use a RAW duplicate. Kate first creates the duplicate in her explorer to open them both at the same time in Camera RAW. Then she makes the general adjustments to both images before making the adjustments for only part of the image. In a last step she combines those in one image.

Aged Photo Look

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Runtime - length of the film: 5m13s
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Summary:

Some photos are perfect for this technique as they look like from a different time even before editing.

Use the tools of Lightroom 5 to make them look like the photos was taken years back by aging the photo.

Kate uses curves to reduce the blacks and adds a sepia toning. In a last step she uses Lightroom to create a special vignette that perfects the impression.

New Features in LR5

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Runtime - length of the film: 6m18s
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Each new version of Lightroom brings new features and with Lightroom 5 there were some amazing ones. Get to know them in this video.

Kate explains the new and changed features like the changed spot removal and graduated filters, the new full screen view, additions that were made to lens corrections and the completely new smart preview feature. The latter could completely change your workflow.

Separate Couples

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Runtime - length of the film: 11m56s
Language: english
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Mike larson from California brings variety into wedding photography.
He spatially separates couples with depth and detail, which may go back together as a diptych.

Larson utilises his surroundings to pose and compose his subjects, while never being shy to improvise.
This results in authentic pictures, that look just as fun as the shoot itself.