Learn How To Create Soft Light and Painterly Portraits
Inspired by master painters of the s17th century, Dutch photographer, Gemmy Woud-Binnendijk crafts her images from concept to final product with great care for every detail and nuance along the way. Using the Chiaroscuro principle and Sfumato techniques, Gemmy uses color and light contrasts to create depth in her images. By layering colors and tones she creates the soft and imperceptible transitions that have helped define her unmistakeable style.
In this tutorial you will see the entire creative process of Gemmy Woud-Binnendijk as she demonstrates the techniques used to create her beautiful painterly images in-studio and in Photoshop.
Studio Photography & Photoshop Tutorial - What You Will Learn
Gemmy walks through how she conceptualizes and finds inspiration for an image. She then works with her trusted stylist and assistant to create a distinct look and style for an image. Once on set, Gemmy sets up and tests studio lighting, meticulously placing and dialing in the desired power and quality of light required for her painterly style. You then see her pose and communicate with her subject, direct her stylist, and work entirely through capturing an image on set.
After an image is captured, Gemmy demonstrates her unique Photoshop workflow to see the final image realized. Throughout the tutorial, you’ll go behind the scenes on two complete photo shoots and their respective retouching processes.
Finally, Gemmy challenges you with a homework assignment to create an image of your own. RAW files, composite elements, a Photoshop action, and final images are all included with the purchase of this tutorial.