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Fine Art Conceptual Photography from Shoot through Post-Processing

Bella Kotak, Pratik Naik

Fine Art Conceptual Photography from Shoot through Post-Processing

Bella Kotak, Pratik Naik

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Lessons

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1 Class Introduction Duration:04:47
3 Personal Projects Duration:18:59
5 Organizing Your Inspiration Duration:16:26
6 Building A Character Duration:03:19
7 Creating Wardrobe and Props Duration:33:59
8 Location Scouting Duration:12:55
9 Resourcing a Team Duration:17:52
10 Working with Talent Duration:06:39
11 Building Community Duration:05:06
13 Camera Gear and Modifiers Duration:10:03
14 Shoot Set Up and Styling Duration:11:34
15 Test Shots With Model Duration:06:04
18 Plates Extending the Scene Duration:07:11
20 Demo: Equipment Overview Duration:04:39
21 Shoot Set Up Duration:08:12
22 Shoot: Test Shots Duration:15:08
24 Composite Pieces: Hair Duration:05:31
25 Shoot: Overhead on Flower Wall Duration:22:22
27 Color Theory Duration:11:40
30 Compositing Hair Duration:15:52
31 Healing Brush Tool Duration:06:42
32 Dodge and Burn Tool Duration:08:14
33 Liquify Tool Duration:12:01
35 Blending Modes Duration:10:44
36 Channels and Channel Mixer Duration:05:16
37 Selects for In Studio Image Duration:08:57
38 Compositing Background Duration:13:58
40 Gradient Maps Duration:15:51
42 Adjust Skin Tones Duration:17:27
43 Retouching Skin Duration:17:12
44 Spot Healing Brush Duration:06:11
45 Clone Brush Duration:03:47
46 Dodge and Burn Duration:18:49
47 Sharpening Duration:10:42
48 Critique Duration:15:40

Class Description

It’s one thing to have a creative imagination but bringing your visions to life requires a specific skillset. You need to understand the technical challenges facing you to move from concept to planning production and finalizing your image. The amazingly talented duo of Bella Kotak and Pratik Naik will walk through every detail to creating your conceptual vision. Bella will help you understand how to evaluate locations and environment, pose your model, see color in a new way, and create beautiful props on a budget. Pratik will share his vast knowledge of color theory, color toning, and compositing images to streamline your retouching workflow. This class will offer an in-depth look at creative production and retouching process. 


You’ll learn: 
  • How to concept and develop a scene
  • Color theory and how it applies in camera and in post production
  • Location practices to guide your eye toward beauty in common environments
  • Communication tactics for collaborating with other artists
  • Lighting techniques for composite images and fine art portraits
  • Basic retouching of an image
  • Color toning techniques in Capture One
  • Compositing techniques for bringing an image together

Reviews

Kathleen
 

Great class and great instructors. Genuine and informative. Practical tips to create stunning images. Seeing them work through the process from shoot to finished image was great and I loved that they shared the thought processes behind the creative decisions. Definitely recommended!

RoxSpiegel
 

Truly a remarkable duo. Bella is so down-to-earth and humble for a photographer with such a strong beautiful and ethereal voice. Her explanations of her process really inspired me--I was sketching concepts throughout the class. Pratik's process really opened my eyes to "smart" retouching--understanding what can be done in fewer brush strokes and slimmer PS files. All in all a really unique and inspiring class that makes me excited to realize my next conceptual shoot. They're also adorable together!

Mai Her
 

I've gained sooooo much from this I can't even contain my appreciation and excitement! So much inspiration and so much generous advice and tips to help me! Thank you so much Bella and Pratik and Creative Live!