Portrait Retouching in Photoshop

Level: Processing - Confident Beginner

This workshop is open only to students from Brian's Studio Portrait or Location Portrait Photography workshops. 


This 1-day workshop will take students through the favorite retouching techniques of celebrity portrait photographer Brian Smith. This workshop will initially be open to students from his Portrait Lighting or Location Portrait Photography workshops who are encouraged to bring their photos from those workshops.


Type

1-day workshop


You are familiar with aperture, shutter, ISO and understand how these work together to create a correct exposure. You shoot in Aperture or Shutter Priority modes and can use the basic features on your digital camera confidently.

You have a basic understanding of the entry-level image adjustment features of Photoshop and can apply simple enhancements to your work (i.e. saturation, contrast, brightness..etc).

You are looking to consolidate your understanding, increase your repertoire of tools and learn some more creative techniques.


To take part in this workshop, you also need to have a good understanding of Photoshop basic tools as the instructor will not be able to give you personal attention if you are not at the right level for this class. If you'd like to catch up on this knowledge, please consider taking GPPs regular workshop Introduction to Adobe Photoshop or equivalent. 
A 10% discount on Introduction to Adobe Photoshop  is available for those who book this workshop - please contact us to avail of this offer once youve made your booking.

who should attend

You are familiar with aperture, shutter, ISO and understand how these work together to create a correct exposure. You shoot in Aperture or Shutter Priority modes and can use the basic features on your digital camera confidently.

You have a basic understanding of the entry-level image adjustment features of Photoshop and can apply simple enhancements to your work (i.e. saturation, contrast, brightness..etc).

You are looking to consolidate your understanding, increase your repertoire of tools and learn some more creative techniques.


To take part in this workshop, you also need to have a good understanding of Photoshop basic tools as the instructor will not be able to give you personal attention if you are not at the right level for this class. If you'd like to catch up on this knowledge, please consider taking GPPs regular workshop Introduction to Adobe Photoshop or equivalent. 
A 10% discount on Introduction to Adobe Photoshop  is available for those who book this workshop - please contact us to avail of this offer once youve made your booking.

* RAW files from previous workshops (or your SD card with a card reader)

* Your laptop

* A copy of Photoshop CS3 or above (If you don't own a copy, you can download a 7 day trial from Adobe here just before the workshop). Please make sure you don't download the trials too early.

What you should bring

* RAW files from previous workshops (or your SD card with a card reader)

* Your laptop

* A copy of Photoshop CS3 or above (If you don't own a copy, you can download a 7 day trial from Adobe here just before the workshop). Please make sure you don't download the trials too early.

About the Instructor
Brian Smith

Miami photographer Brian Smith is the luckiest guy on the planet. He won a Pulitzer Prize at 25, he’s told Bill Gates exactly what to do for an entire hour, appeared on The X Factor, exhibited at the Library of Congress, dined with the President, hung with Richard Branson on Necker Island, gotten drunk with George Clooney, shared cupcakes with Anne Hathaway and married the most beautiful woman he ever laid eyes on…

 

For the past 30 years, Brian Smith’s iconic portraits of famous celebrities, athletes and executives have been used in advertising, by corporations and have graced the covers and pages of hundreds of magazines including Sports Illustrated, ESPN the Magazine, Time, Forbes, New York Times Magazine, Elle and British GQ.

 

His books include: Art & Soul (photographed in partnership with The Creative Coalition and Sony), which pairs Smith’s iconic portraits of celebrities from film, television, stage and music with their personal messages about the importance of funding the arts; Secrets of Great Portrait Photography, which shares his stories from his last 30 years photographing portraits of the famous and infamous; and Sony A7 Series: From Snapshots to Great Shots.

 

He is president of APA/Editorial Photographers, a Sony Artisan of Imagery and X-Rite Master Coloratti.

Booking Closed

Monday, February 12
11:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Includes UAE VAT 5%

Cost $149
This session is limited to 15 students only.
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  • You can cancel and/or exchange your GPP Photo Week 2018 workshop until January 7, 2018. No refunds or exchanges after January 7, 2018.
  • If you cancel your workshop before January 7, 2018, you get back 70% of the workshop value.
  • If you want to exchange your workshop for a different one, it must be of the same or higher value, providing that you pay the difference for a more expensive workshop.
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