Shoot: Dancer Leaping


Skin. The Complete Course


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Shoot: Dancer Leaping

Come on out here are you doing today? Are you ready for this? Are you pumped? Yeah ok so this is kind of the mark s o first let me you know just stand here and let me get a focus on you and we'll do some tests um so let's get our readings sixteen ok, can we get some ratios on there too? Okay that's for six forty that's for six forty ok and that's not quite aimed yet. All right, wait let me make one little change here sorry I'm just gonna shove this in the corner a little bit more like I lost weight go okay, okay, so we're gonna have bringing flags for flair way any of those black getting a b flat so okay, so then right now the only thing that's missing in my set up a zay need to flag the camera from these rear of the flats so I'm going to put some black cards probably right in here yeah on this side because we don't block the way the monitor actually enough that we could make that work like that so bear with me folks, can I ask a question from bernardo kilos sure. What do you think abo...

ut the einstein six forty first sport photography? You know about einstein six forty do you know about that night? Ok, sorry, I promise but that I'd throw that out there um yeah can you yeah, this one's gonna come in thing that actually flip it around so that clips aren't sticking into the frame way could just spend the stand you want think yeah oh, I see he's your weight on that's right it's white on the uh ok that's fine uh bring it on a little bit and lower moments away folks that's good all right and this one let's pull push it in just a bit coming through so I'm just you know, looking from camera position to make sure that yeah that's good and ok um let's see all right let's see where we're at here okay, we look kind of bright oh, you didn't change your case hang on yeah, that uh let's try this again. Okay. That's probably better good all right uh okay, so this is the deal we're going to do the hardest shot first, which is the leaping one so you know whatever you whatever you do just kind of trying to see if you can get the leap to to send her over this part and we'll adjust as we go along okay? So taking a like a step and you know, do whatever it is you're gonna do, huh on and whatever you feel like you can do best okay all right, so just so people know what I'm doing I pretty focused on her position there over the over the tape so now hopefully when she leaves she'll the focus won't change and I'm also uh shooting at like sixteen and a half s oh I've got plenty of depth of field in case she's not exactly in the same position um and I'm looking to catch the peak of the action so I probably won't get that on the first shot but we'll see here what happens okay and go I got that first hot today no but now that I know what you're going to do I can again yet okay okay all right yeah yeah that's fine okay and go let's see what we got ok I'm done uh ok yes let's let's do a couple more see if we can get that front leg up a little higher I don't know a look good look good all right and got hard huh pretty good pretty good uh yeah let's do let's let's try it a couple times if we get a better one I'm pretty happy though go got a little higher that time okay? Okay let's try I'm gonna leave leave a little more room for your to the top and go well, you never know see not too bad okay try something else many anything else you okay what way we'll just have to see we'll have to have to find out so those in the internet audience that may be sensitive to crotch you can stop watching now all right, I got you a little hop first ok. All right, well let's see yeah ok pretty good all right yeah no that's good let's let's try it a couple times and go that's nice okay, no, you know it is like a truck well, you just do another one yeah, yeah, there you go. I don't know if I caught that and I didn't catch that right now you know what to look for so I'm I'm I'm watching for that bottom leg to bend in okay? So go for it, okay? Not too not too shabby, huh? So first question is from a c sean walder who says is there not a short delay between the shutter push and the actual fire causes the missing of the moment so how do you compensate for that? Uh the only way you compensate for that is the calibration in the wet where uh in your head so you have to you have to learn that kind of anticipate and try to fire before you think the action is going to get there because your cameras not goingto react instantly to the shutter release no camera does the mir has to come up and that takes a certain amount of time it's much better with dea solares than it would be say with a medium format type camera is a bigger, heavier mirror and for years when I was shooting film um when I was shooting film, I used these big medium format cameras, and I got good at anticipating, you know, when that mere would be up in the shutter would go. And then when I switched to the smaller de solares, when digital came along, uh, you know, it was like I was shooting, you know, to, uh, uh, too soon. Um, so it's, really just a matter of practice over time and get used to kind of make anticipating adequately. And, you know, I'm not going to hit every single one. I'm not. I don't practice this enough every day to be really good at it, but your sports photographers and people like that, we'll get more practice and it's, very important to actually be able to anticipate.

Class Description

Skin. Everyone has it, everyone wants it to look good, and if you're a photographer who shoots people, you need to be able to light, shoot, and retouch skin. Hollywood photographer Lee Varis has shot celebrities, movie posters, and magazine articles where the skin has to be perfect. He is the author of the popular book Skin, and he's coming to creativeLIVE to share his knowledge with you! Lee will take you beginning to end through multiple shoots with different types of people covering how to pose and light them well, and will then cover in-depth how to post-process in Lightroom and Photoshop. You'll learn how to fix blemishes, smooth out wrinkles, and address other skin concerns so you can make your clients look their best.



Skin tones correction and portraits editing are new to me. This course provides a set of tools for me to improve my portraiture work. Lee doesn't just show you how things are done, but also the reasons for the corrections. The delivery is a bit dry because the topic is quite technical. You can have a break between lessons, if it becomes too overbearing for you. I highly recommend to take this course, if you are planning to do portraits, head shots, or even senior pictures.