Category: Tutorials

Portrait Fashion Beauty Photography without Photoshop

Portrait Fashion Beauty Photography without Photoshop

Portrait Fashion Beauty Photography without Photoshop There is a lot to be said about getting it right in camera. Daring it is, to shoot pictures without thinking that what ever is wrong while shooting can be fixed in Photoshop. It does make editing a lot easier as one can concentrate

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Which is better Capture One or Lightroom

The question of which is better Capture One or Lightroom is one of the most important decisions a photographer can make. Workflow and catalogue questions are a world apart, and this post is only about image appearance. There are both notions of  subjective and objective and a mix of both. As

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Before after Color Checker Passport X-Rite ColorChecker Passport review

X-Rite ColorChecker Passport review

X-Rite ColorChecker Passport review for fashion photography Are you here looking for some good reasons for excellent efficient color corrections techniques for fashion photography? The X-Rite ColorChecker Passport review for fashion photography will tell you why! Since its inception, I have been part of the development path as a background consultant

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Beauty Workshop 21st of June in Paris with Neil Snape

Seminar/Workshop by Neil Snape Photo Seminar June 21 2014, 10h-18h Paris Beauty photo seminar in a daylight studio. Reserve your place today as places are limited.
 Please contact us by email. Click here to download the PDF. Level and cameras required: Digital camera preferably a dSLR. Open to all levels

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Cinema lighting for beauty photography tutorial

  At first look, this picture seems easy and complicated at the same time. Make up is the key to the picture, it is about cosmetics, light only highlights this. To make a dramatic image and one that lives well on many supports including rather flat paper printed on rotary

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How did you do that? Series on Beauty Photography by Neil Snape

As drab as it may seem the original was intentionally shot this way. Leaving headroom in the highlights avoids clipping the channels when you do extreme conversions from raw, and betters your chances for banding free edits in Photoshop or for production.   Light: start off with a beauty dish.

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Smokey Eyes lighting tutorial by Neil Snape

So to start off, this was a magazine series, being quite retro . Since it had smoke in it, yes luckily the girl is a heavy smoker, I had to ensure a hefty side or side back light. At the same time I didn’t want to kill the volume on

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Lighting Beauty~Beauty Lighting Tutorial by Neil Snape

The easiest and fastest way to light beauty is place the light slightly above centre directly forward say 30º downwards, and add a reflector below centre angled to pick up light and redirect light from the main source to fill in shadows, yet at a reduced intensity. By doing so

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Light, Round or Square Source Beauty Dish or Soft Box?

Soft boxes came out with the idea being to reproduce a diffuse window light. The original light boxes in fact were hard shells with multiple lamps inside. Heavy, hard to move around and always used at a distance relatively far from the subject made for a convenient way to make

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