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Model Photography Post Processing & Workflow Steve Brokaw Photo Venture Camera Club www.stevenbrokawphotography.com [email protected] STEVEN BROKAW photography

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Model Photography Post Processing & Workflow. Steve Brokaw Photo Venture Camera Club www.stevenbrokawphotography.com [email protected] Post Processing & Workflow. Tools being used Camera to computer Adobe Lightroom 5 workflow Adobe Photoshop CS6 workflow Finishing up. Tools Used. - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

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Model Photography Post Processing & WorkflowSteve BrokawPhoto Venture Camera Club

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STEVEN BROKAW photographyPost Processing & WorkflowTools being usedCamera to computerAdobe Lightroom 5 workflowAdobe Photoshop CS6 workflowFinishing up

STEVEN BROKAW photographySTEVEN BROKAW photography

STEVEN BROKAW photography

STEVEN BROKAW photography

STEVEN BROKAW photography

Tools UsedMost higher end photo processing software can be usedGiMP, Aperture, Camera Raw, ACDsee, Corel Paintshop, Photoshop Elements.Basic concepts are similarAdobe Lightroom & Adobe Photoshop My weapons of choice & focus of this presentationWhat isnt discussed jpg photos for snapshotsYou should have a basic understanding of Adobe product and conceptsNon-destructive processingSliders Layers Photoshop is NOT intuitive or easy if youve never used it

STEVEN BROKAW photographyCamera to ComputerAll photo files kept on an external HD (Western Digital 2 TB My Passport)Create a folder on external HDFolder in drive > PhotosSubfolder in Photos > YearNaming convention shoot date > month-day-year: shoot nameOpen LR5 > open Library moduleInsert / load SD card > Import FilesDirect files to correct folderAdd unique name, add keywords, create generic metadata present in import dialogue boxGo into film strip > set display to Loupe ViewFlag (P) photos quickly dont spend lots of timeGo back through & rate / color tag best images (1-9)Start processing select an image in LR

STEVEN BROKAW photographyAdobe Lightroom 5 WorkflowCreate Virtual Copy (command)Switch to Develop Mode (D)Basic crop (R)4x3 general look Im aiming forColor temperature - ~4900 kelvin (Temp slider)I dont use custom WB presetShoot with a grey card with flash preset synch across common lightingAdjust exposure (Exposure slider)I normally shoot stop underexposedIncrease contrast +10-20 (Contrast slider)Brighten shadows to taste (Shadows slider)Increase exposure in shadowsTweak Whites & Blacks (Whites & Blacks slider)Normally adjust levels or curves in PSSTEVEN BROKAW photographyAdobe Lightroom 5 WorkflowIncrease Clarity & Vibrance (Clarity & Vibrance slider)Careful adding vibrance to female portraitsHue/Saturation/Luminance (HSL-Color-B&W function box)Click on SaturationPull Orange/Yellow & Red out of face (drag sliders to left)My camera tends to generate too much redAdd Saturation to background (click on Adjust lens correction (Lens Correction function box)Basic panelEnable profile correctionAdjustment brush tool (K)Dodge / Lighten (click on Customer and select)Soften skinDarkens slightlyHighlight hairEdit in Photoshop CS6Right click on photo in lightbox, select Edit In > Photoshop CS6

STEVEN BROKAW photographyAdobe Photoshop CS6 WorkflowSubtle Liquify if neededOn duplicate background LayerCommand J > Filter > LiquifyAdjust color from skin as neededCreate Color Balance layerCyan-red -5 & Yellow-blue +5Clean up & adjust face remove blemishes & adjust subtle shadows / skin imperfectionsAdd layer maskPaint brush opacity 15%, flow 15%, 0% hardnessSample colors around area being coveredIncrease saturation on lips and makeupHue/saturation level, +25Fill layer mask with black, paint with white over makeupDrop opacity for look

STEVEN BROKAW photographyAdobe Photoshop CS6 WorkflowAdd Burn / Dodge layerCreate new layerEdit > fill with 50% grey > blend mode to OverlayDodge tool at 15-20% exposure & brush at 0% hardnessDo the same thing on Burn layerOverall color lighting adjustment if neededSelect top full background copySelect > Color Range Select color to adjust > OKSelect curves adjustment layerDrag up/down on area to adjustChange opacity as neededBrightness / Contrast layerAdd small amount of contrast to tasteFile > SaveRound tripping back to Adobe LR5

STEVEN BROKAW photographyFinal Adobe Lightroom 5 WorkflowLightroom general presetsCheck if Punch helpsSharpen with maskingDrag sharpen slider to right about 25Hold down Option key drag Mask slider to right until only outline showsAdd post crop vignette to tasteSlide Amount slider to leftExport file into an Edit folderFile > ExportSave as jpg & dng or tifCreate Virtual Copy & apply fashion cropExport fileSTEVEN BROKAW photographyTipsShoot with a grey card at the beginning of each lighting setupAdjust white balance & synch across similar lightingRemember in LR changes are non destructive Have an idea of the look you are going for before you startIf possible dont over-processGet it right in cameraExperiment with your processing toolsSTEVEN BROKAW photography