Up-Close Portrait Photography: Start to Finish

Up-Close Portrait Photography: Start to Finish

Up-Close Portrait Photography: Start to Finish is an Intermediate level tutorial on Photography, produced by the creator, Chris Orwig. This tutorial is an important base for an individual who needs to get better at his/her Photography skills. It gives you a strong understanding on Photography, Portraits, Lightroom, Photoshop, Photography, Portraits, Lightroom and Photoshop.

Free Download - Up-Close Portrait Photography: Start to Finish
Author Chris Orwig
Publish Date 7/19/2018
Skill Intermediate
Duration 2h 5m
Topic Lightroom
Video Tutorials 29
Last Update N/A

How do you create authentic, sincere portraits that capture the essence of people? A lot of it comes down to post-production. Using Adobe Photoshop and Lightroom, Chris Orwig walks us through three start-to-finish, up-close portrait projects: a portrait of a legend, a portrait of an artist, and a portrait of a celebrity. He explains the common foundation for the shots—a natural style, setting, and lighting—and explains how to zero in on the best image from a collection. He shows how to enhance each portrait with Lightroom and Photoshop, combining black-and-white adjustments with creative cropping, retouching, and color and tone enhancements. He recaps the editing process for each portrait, and closes with some ideas to integrate in your own workflow.

Topics include:

  • Selecting keepers
  • Creating collections
  • Creating a strong black-and-white look
  • Cropping portraits
  • Retouching skin and other features
  • Fine-tuning portraits

Up-Close Portrait Photography: Start to Finish : Video Lessons

  • Welcome1m 47s
  • Using the exercise files1m 2s
  • Setting the stage2m 21s
  • Reviewing the photos6m 8s
  • Selecting the keepers5m 13s
  • Creating a collection4m 51s
  • Creating a strong black-and-white look4m 21s
  • Fine-tune the look and fix the background6m 37s
  • Fixing the hat8m 36s
  • Content-aware cropping4m 2s
  • Final Curves adjustments6m 39s
  • Wrapping it all up2m 14s
  • What is your vision?2m 6s
  • The scavenger hunt: FInding the keepers7m 4s
  • Choosing the final selects2m 5s
  • Cropping the keepers5m 46s
  • Converting to black-and-white look4m 26s
  • Fine-tune the image5m 11s
  • Now it’s your turn1m 55s
  • Introducing the project2m 46s
  • Searching for the look6m 14s
  • Cropping and basic adjustments4m 28s
  • Fixing graduated adjustment and details3m 15s
  • Retouching away small details4m 52s
  • Retouching skin tones5m 9s
  • Fine-tuning color and tone6m 38s
  • Testing out other creative ideas5m 3s
  • Photography your own celebrity3m 3s
  • What's next?1m 28s

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