Gods of the Nile, Part 1 2 Videos (13:30m)
  • 01 - Intro to Gods of the Nile
    GotN CH1.1
  • 02 - Pre-Production and Working with Clients
    GotN CH1.2
Gods of the Nile, Part 2 10 Videos (5:17h)
  • 01 - Gold Room Overview
    GotN CH2.1 Gold Room Overview
  • 02 - Gold Room Lighting
    GotN CH2.2 Gold Room Lighting
  • 03 - Gold Room Camera
    GotN CH2.3 Gold Room Camera
  • 04 - Importing and Organizing Photos in Lightroom
    GotN CH3.1
  • 05 - Gold Room Composite - Culling in Lightroom
    GotN CH4.1
  • 06 - Gold Room Composite - Compositing in Photoshop
    GotN CH4.2
  • 07 - Gold Room Composite - Changing the Background in Photoshop
    GotN CH4.3
  • 08 - Gold Room Composite - Replacing the Floor in Photoshop
    GotN CH4.4
  • 09 - Gold Room Composite - Retouching in Photoshop
    GotN CH4.5
  • 10 - Gold Room Composite - Coloring, Sharpening & Finishing
    GotN CH4.6
Gods of the Nile, Part 3 10 Videos (3:06h)
  • 01 - Long Exposure Overview
    GotN CH5.1 Long Exposure Overview
  • 02 - Long Exposure Lighting
    GotN CH5.2 Long Exposure Lighting
  • 03 - Long Exposure Camera
    GotN CH5.3 Long Exposure Camera
  • 04 - Long Exposure Portraits - Culling in Lightroom
    GotN CH6.1
  • 05 - Long Exposure Portraits - Editing Horus in Photoshop
    GotN CH6.2
  • 06 - Long Exposure Portraits - Editing Osiris in Photoshop
    GotN CH6.3
  • 07 - Long Exposure Portraits - Editing Anubis in Photoshop
    GotN CH6.4
  • 08 - Long Exposure Portraits - Editing Shea Coulee in Photoshop
    GotN CH6.5
  • 09 - Long Exposure Portraits - Editing Naomi Smalls in Photoshop
    GotN CH6.6
  • 10 - Long Exposure Portraits - Compositing the Group Photo in Photoshop
    GotN CH7.1
Gods of the Nile, Part 4 9 Videos (5:13h)
  • 01 - Shea Coulee Portrait - Lightroom & Compositing in Photoshop
    GotN CH8.1
  • 02 - Shea Coulee Portrait - Skin Retouching in Photoshop
    GotN CH8.2
  • 03 - Shea Coulee Portrait - Advanced Retouching in Photoshop
    GotN CH8.3
  • 04 - Shea Coulee Portrait - Exporting from Photoshop
    GotN CH8.4
  • 05 - Naomi Smalls Portrait - Culling in Lightroom
    GotN CH9.1
  • 06 - Naomi Smalls Portrait - Image Clean-up in Photoshop
    GotN CH9.2
  • 07 - Naomi Smalls Portrait - Skin Retouching in Photoshop
    GotN CH9.3
  • 08 - Naomi Smalls Portrait - Advanced Retouching & Coloring in Photoshop
    GotN CH9.4
  • 09 - Exporting for the Web from Lightroom
    GotN CH10.1
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Photographing and Compositing Group Portraits with Shea Coulee and Naomi Smalls


This course brings creativity, photography, Lightroom and Photoshop together to push boundaries. Download all the images you need to follow along and create stunning images of your own.

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39 Sample Images   |   31 Video Tutorials  |   PS Action

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Composite a Group Photo

It can be hard to get everyone looking their best in a group photo. Learn how to photograph your subjects separately and then choose the best images to composite together into the perfect group shot.

Smart Objects, Smart Edit

Composites involve working with a lot of different pieces, which can make workflow frustrating and create huge files. Learn how to simplify workflow and reduce file size by using different types of smart objects.

Create Special FX

Photoshop gives you the ability to enhance the “wow” factor of your photos. Learn how to add lighting and color effects to your images to make them stand out from the crowd!

Photo Shoots, Explained

Go behind the scenes into each photo shoot and learn the details of how these images are captured.

Frequency Separation

Retouching involves removing blemishes and smoothing skin, but that can make skin look like plastic. Many techniques destroy skin texture in the process of smoothing skin. Use the included Frequency Separation Action to make skin perfect and keep detail at the same time!

Portrait Compositing

It can be difficult to capture the perfect portrait in one frame. Often times there will be elements you want to change. Learn how to combine multiple portraits together to create stunning images.

Learn Continuous & Strobe Lighting

A photographer has many tools at their disposal, and the more you learn how to use, the more options you have. Creativity can flow freely when you are unrestricted by gear or technique. Learn how to combine multiple types of light sources to create stunning lighting effects.

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  1. Rated 5 out of 5

    I REGRET NOT BEING A PHLEARNER SOONER !!! I never thought that you could do so mucht with photography and photoshop. Started photography last year. subscribed here last month and i learned so much !!!! Aaron you got such a great way of explaning things and you can tell that you also enjoy what you do !!!!! Keep it going !!!

  2. Rated 5 out of 5

    Great Tutorial! I love how Aaron gets with simple steps awesome results. Recommended!!!

  3. Rated 5 out of 5

    My heart jumped when I saw the concept. I was absolutely enthralled when I saw the lighting setup. It is brilliant and the results are beautiful. Before Aron commented on it, I noticed the 4 x 6 white board being hoisted up on light stands to be positioned above the subject. Never thought of that before. I’m going to try that. I loved the whole collaborative effort. It is stunning. Aron and his creative team is so creative.


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