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Chicago

April 22 & 23

HANDS-ON LEARNING FROM START TO FINISH

FINE ART PORTRAIT
MASTERCLASS

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What is included in this two day workshop?

Gain the confidence in your own ability to learn, grow and excel any exceptions you previously had. Leave with a healthy attitude and mental clarity, as you become the creative and savvy artist you previously dreamt of.

Mastering the art of editing

Perfectly flawless skin textures, color grading and unique tones, achieving crisp sharp shots worthy of a magazine cover. Nothing will be left out, and all questions about my editing process will be shared with attendees.

 

Technical & lighting development

Learn the unique techniques of lighting, achieving beautiful yet intelligent looking images. A multitude of different lighting possibilities, and how to get those perfect shadows and highlights!

 

Inspiration & posing
Showing exactly how (and why) I pose my clients and models. Inspiring ways to make your own images stand apart from others.

CLASS BREAKDOWN

DAY ONE

10AM - 1PM

Working In The Studio
 

Technical aspects in studio & developing a unique style
It is only with mastery of the technical that we are free to create.

 

  • Discuss the art of posing,

  • Creating a unique mood board for inspiration,

  • Mastering technical aspects in studio

 

1PM - 2PM

Lunch
 

2PM - 5PM

Advanced Lighting Techniques

 

Now it's time to build and apply the techniques from our morning session! 
We will create a story, then play it out with lighting and posing.

  • Understanding technical light,

  • Achieving shadows and highlights,

  • Posing secrets

  • Portraying and capturing emotive posing


Together, we will work as a team to help each other and overcome our barriers. 
Creating, shooting, and learning the 'good from bad'.

 

Class will wrap at 5pm

CLASS Continues:

DAY Two

 

10AM - 1PM

Basic Editing Workflow
 

Day two is where we start creating the magic from the editing perspective.

 

  • Editing an image from our 'day 1' shoot,

  • Understanding RAW files and their importance,

  • Cleaning and perfecting skin,

  • Color toning and grading ,

  • I will guide and help each attendee as you edit images

 

1PM - 2PM

Lunch Break

 

2PM - 5PM

Advanced Editing Workflow


  • Using a variety of Photoshop techniques to

  • enhance and create unique tones,

  • Such as: masking, blending, curves, channels, frequency separation, LUTS,

  • plus a variety of other topics!

  • PLUS! FREEBIES FOR YOUR EDITING WORKFLOW!

  • *My entire preset collection is yours! 

 

Attendees are encouraged to edit along side me. We will end the day with a Q&A session and a final discussion.

 

My goal is to give you that “a ha!" moment!
The moment when it all ‘clicks’, from lighting to posing and technical aspects, to your own fine tuned editing and post processing workflows. You will leave this workshop feeling inspired, invigorated,
and ready to to take the techniques you've learned to transform your own business in to your DREAM! 

You deserve an education in photographic excellence.

HOST

 

Jillian Varnea Fine Art Photography

93 Berkshire Dr, suite B, Crystal Lake, IL, United States, Illinois

jillianfineart.com

224-241-7709

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