For celebrity portrait photographer Will Bremridge, the most important thing about choosing gear is to not put too much emphasis on it. Choose what’s right for you, not the latest trend. Here’s what Will considers the essentials for his unique needs.
Does this hotel look familiar to you? Steven Helmis explains how he got this shot of the now abandoned, iconic Belvédère Hotel, the location of a scene in the James Bond film, “Goldfinger” and one of Sean Connery’s favorite destinations.
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Photoshop is equal parts muscle and elegance. It has incredible power to completely transform images as well the nuanced control to do it seamlessly and intelligently. From simple edits, to professional retouching, to stunning composites – Photoshop can do it all.
Photoshop for Beginners
With so much to learn, where should you begin? For absolute beginners we’ve created a valuable reference in our Photoshop Basics Collection. Learn how to use the Brush Tool, the Pen Tool, Adjustment Layers, and more as we explain the features, functions, and techniques for 60 different tools.
Photoshop for Professionals
Ready for a challenge? Photoshop 101-301 is our popular comprehensive series designed to help you master professional techniques in retouching, compositing, and photo editing. With an advanced study of tools like Blending Modes, Paths, Smart Objects, Layers, and Layer Masks, this tutorial will give you the confidence you need to express your creative vision.
IMAGE FROM PHOTOGRAPHY 101
IMAGE FROM PHOTOGRAPHY 101
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Modern photography is as much a technical art as it is a creative art. From learning what gear you need to a job done right, to learning how to properly expose an image, to understanding how to work with models and clients – there’s a lot to juggle and it can be hard to figure out where to start. We’ve got you covered!
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We put everything we had into creating the most in-depth introductory photography course possible. Photography 101 has it all. Learn the basics of shutter speed, aperture, and ISO. See 8 different camera types in action from an iPhone to a professional-level DSLR. Understand how depth of field and lens choice can affect an image. With over 15 hours of content and over 50 sample images, you’ll be ready to pack your photo bag and start shooting like a pro!
Adobe Lightroom is the go-to piece of software for the working photographer. Shooting tethered, it can be by your side during a photoshoot, helping you share the images and experience with your clients and subjects. Once you’re ready to import the hundreds or thousands of images you’ve taken, it will help you stay organized and choose your selects. It can edit. It can export. It does it all. And we’ll show you our tried and tested techniques and workflow that will help you work smarter and faster than ever.
Our Lightroom Essentials Collection is geared for the beginner. Learn to import, organize, catalog, and cull your images. Learn all of the editing features the software has to offer to correct exposure, compensate for lens distortion, and even remove blemishes and distractions. For those moments where Lightroom isn’t the right tool for an edit, learn the workflow for sending images over to Photoshop without skipping a beat.
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Your PRO subscription includes unlimited access to our library of custom Lightroom Presets. Quickly and easily apply stunning looks to your images. Our #phlearnmethod: Lightroom Presets & Photoshop Actions includes 187 different looks that you can use and customize to help your images look their best.
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MASTER BLENDING MODES IN PHOTOSHOP
Photo Editing Made Simple
Photo editing is an essential skill for the modern photographer. The more versatile you can make yourself, the more work you can get, and the less you’ll get stuck trying to bring your creative vision to life.
Learn How to Edit – From Import to Export
Photo Editing 101-301 is a thorough examination and study of all of the techniques that you’ll want to know to help your images look their best. Learn to remove anything from a photo, correct exposure and color, and understand the principles of what makes a photo great.
From advertising, to fashion, to wedding photography, or professional portraits – knowing how to retouch a photo is a valuable skill that can bring a lot more work your way. Remove blemishes, help skin glow, clean up hair and clothing, and add shape and definition to your subjects.
Our Retouching Masterclass
At over 30 hours long, Retouching 101-301 is the ultimate primer to help elevate your retouching skills. See the entire process, from importing into Lightroom to the final export. Learn the art of dodging and burning with our exclusive PHLEARN techniques. We also cover the power of frequency separation, clearly and in-depth.
A Natural Look
There’s a fine line between an image that looks retouched and one that looks realistic. Learn valuable tips and advice from a working professional who understands the importance of subtlety and nuance in helping subjects look both tasteful and amazing. The Ultimate Guide to Retouching is a great example of portrait retouching that will leave you and your clients satisfied.
AFTER PHOTOSHOP COMPOSITING
Create Stunning Composite Photos
The ability to combine multiple photographs into one can create amazing, impossible images and can also be used to solve practical everyday problems. We’ll teach you how to make someone levitate in The Beginner’s Guide to Levitation, create an alien world in A Dark Force, and create a striking athletic shot with Project Fitness.
Match Lighting & Cut Subjects Out
Creating a great composite begins before you ever pick up the camera. Understanding how to match light and perspective is just the start to the fundamentals of making images look realistic. In Photoshop Compositing Essential Tools & Techniques, we not only walk you through several complete composite edits, but we also break down each and every necessary technique we used to make these images possible.
The Beginner’s Guide to Photoshop Compositing is another great starting point for learning the basics of this powerful skill. Learn the art of blending layers together, aligning images, and color toning to help each element appear as if they’re all in the same environment. These skills can be useful whether your creating an elaborate artistic piece or editing a large family photo.
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