With Frank Doorhof, international fashion and glamour photographer, it is all about being creative and getting the shot. In this class, Frank uses amazing dancers as models to teach you everything from the technical aspects of how to use a light meter to the artistic aspects of creating interesting images with unique looks that make the most of your locations. Frank starts on location in two different settings then brings you back to the desktop to share some of his favorite post-processing techniques while working on the photos he’s just created.
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Whether you are working alone or with a producer, there's a lot of work that goes into arranging the location and models for your shoot.
Continuous communication between you and your model is critical to the success of your shoot.
Using a light meter takes the guess work out of your exposure.
Building on the work from the previous lessons, Frank adds in a strobe for controlled lighting.
Light modifiers like a grid spot can help you control your light and get more creative.
Changing things up with a cross light setup opens new doors to creativity.
Adding new elements to your lighting setup and scene allows you to create more unique images.
Incorporating a sense of movement in your shots adds life to your images.
Photos can look more dramatic through the addition of another light as well as new props.
Building on the lighting setup from the previous lesson, Frank takes the image to new heights.
Many of these same techniques work just as well with male models as they do with the female dancers.
With the shooting done Frank sits down with his photos and Photoshop to go through his workflow.
Starting in Camera Raw, Frank moves to Photoshop for some clean up work before heading into Nik filters to create a really unique look.
When you have a vision in mind before you shoot, you can work to realize that vision while you are shooting and then bring it all together in post-processing.
Developing your photos is also your opportunity to emphasize your own unique style that helps you stand out from the crowd.
While he may be a noted international fashion and glamour photographer, the Amsterdam-born Frank Doorhof admits that teaching has always been in his blood. While Doorhof still conducts magazine and…