Skin 101: Lighting, Retouching and Understanding Skin

with Lindsay Adler

Skin 101: Lighting, Retouching and Understanding Skin
Free Preview: Direction of Light
Free Preview: Direction of Light
See how a light source and its position dramatically changes the appearance of a person's skin.

Get an in-depth education on a shooting variety of skin textures and tones.

Capturing beautiful skin tones is essential to the success of any portrait, yet skin is notoriously difficult to photograph and retouch. Skin comes in all colors, tones, and textures — each requiring different treatment.

Learn how to handle your subject's skin and add polish to all of your portraits. In this course, Lindsay Adler will take you through the essentials of understanding, lighting, photographing and retouching skin in all its variations.

Lay a strong foundation for a great shoot by learning easy make-up tips. Get an in-depth look at how light modifiers, reflectors, and direction of light impact the appearance of skin for both natural light and studio lighting. Learn advanced color calibration and color correction. Master setting up your camera to capture accurate color and when to modifying in post-production to get ideal skin representation.

Lindsay will teach you how to work with a variety of skin textures and tones – whether the skin is very pale, extremely dark, very oily, has extreme blemishes and much more. You’ll learn everything from how to photograph each type of skin to how to retouch these varieties in skin.

Instructor

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Lindsay Adler

Lindsay Adler is a professional portrait and fashion photographer based in New York. Her editorials have appeared in dozens of publications internationally including Bullett Magazine, Zink Magazine, Fault and more. She regularly contributes to a variety of major photo publications… more...
  • bonus material with purchase

      Lindsay Adler Makeup Contour Reference.jpg
      Lindsay Adler Retouching Checklist.pdf
      Lindsay Adler Frequency Separation.pdf
      Skin 101 Retouching Files.zip
      Lindsay Adler - Skin 101 Day 1 Keynote.pdf
      Lindsay Adler - Skin 101 Day 2 Keynote.pdf
  • bonus material with enrollment

      Lindsay Adler Skin 101 Gear Guide.pdf
  • Day 1 (14 Videos)

    • Segment 1 - 12 Pre-Show
      07:18
      Segment 1 - 12 Pre-Show
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    • Segment 1 - Skin Essentials: White Balance
      31:00
      Segment 1 - Skin Essentials: White Balance
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    • Segment 2 - Shoot: Setting White Balance Demo
      10:15
      Segment 2 - Shoot: Setting White Balance Demo
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    • Segment 3 - Skin Essentials: Mixed Lighting, Color Contamination
      41:12
      Segment 3 - Skin Essentials: Mixed Lighting, Color Contamination
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    • Segment 4 - Camera Settings: Files
      20:50
      Segment 4 - Camera Settings: Files
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    • Segment 5 - Camera Settings: Color Spaces
      42:53
      Segment 5 - Camera Settings: Color Spaces
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    • Segment 6 - Color Management
      19:05
      Segment 6 - Color Management
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    • Segment 7 - Exposure
      16:16
      Segment 7 - Exposure
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    • Segment 8 - Shoot: Quality of Light
      25:05
      Segment 8 - Shoot: Quality of Light
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    • Free Preview: Direction of Light
      27:50
      Free Preview: Direction of Light
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    • Segment 10 - Makeup: Basics
      28:48
      Segment 10 - Makeup: Basics
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    • Segment 11 - Shoot: Contouring
      27:29
      Segment 11 - Shoot: Contouring
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    • Segment 12 - Retouching
      19:14
      Segment 12 - Retouching
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    • Segment 1 - 12 Wrap-Up
      03:37
      Segment 1 - 12 Wrap-Up
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  • Day 2 (15 Videos)

    • Segment 13 - 25 Pre-Show
      09:00
      Segment 13 - 25 Pre-Show
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    • Segment 13 - Shoot: Oily Skin
      18:10
      Segment 13 - Shoot: Oily Skin
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    • Segment 14 - Shoot: Wrinkled Skin
      23:57
      Segment 14 - Shoot: Wrinkled Skin
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    • Segment 15 - Shoot: Blotchy or Blemished Skin
      27:00
      Segment 15 - Shoot: Blotchy or Blemished Skin
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    • Segment 16 - Skin Challenges: Pale and Dark
      16:33
      Segment 16 - Skin Challenges: Pale and Dark
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    • Segment 17 - Shoot: Dark Skin
      17:59
      Segment 17 - Shoot: Dark Skin
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    • Segment 18 - Dark Skin Q&A
      22:11
      Segment 18 - Dark Skin Q&A
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    • Segment 19 - Shoot: Pale Skin and Multiple Skin Tones
      38:50
      Segment 19 - Shoot: Pale Skin and Multiple Skin Tones
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    • Segment 20 - Shoot: Dark Skin in Sunlight
      21:58
      Segment 20 - Shoot: Dark Skin in Sunlight
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    • Segment 21 - Shoot: Mixed Tones and Pale Skin in Sunlight
      15:58
      Segment 21 - Shoot: Mixed Tones and Pale Skin in Sunlight
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    • Segment 22 - Skin Challenges: Dark Skin Outside
      23:47
      Segment 22 - Skin Challenges: Dark Skin Outside
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    • Segment 23 - Skin Challenges: Multiple Skin Tones Outside
      16:10
      Segment 23 - Skin Challenges: Multiple Skin Tones Outside
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    • Segment 24 - Shoot: Male Fitness
      34:02
      Segment 24 - Shoot: Male Fitness
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    • Segment 25 - Shoot: Female Beauty
      25:50
      Segment 25 - Shoot: Female Beauty
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    • Segment 13 - 25 Wrap-Up
      05:21
      Segment 13 - 25 Wrap-Up
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  • Day 3 (15 Videos)

    • Segment 26 - 37 Pre-Show
      10:02
      Segment 26 - 37 Pre-Show
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    • Segment 26 - Retouching: Workspace Setup
      28:14
      Segment 26 - Retouching: Workspace Setup
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    • Segment 27 - Retouching Skin: Removing Redness
      29:26
      Segment 27 - Retouching Skin: Removing Redness
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    • Segment 28 - Retouching Skin: Basic Tools
      25:23
      Segment 28 - Retouching Skin: Basic Tools
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    • Segment 29 - Retouching Skin: Frequency Separation
      37:48
      Segment 29 - Retouching Skin: Frequency Separation
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    • Segment 30 - Retouching: Contouring
      15:23
      Segment 30 - Retouching: Contouring
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    • Segment 31 - Retouching Contouring Wrinkles
      14:47
      Segment 31 - Retouching Contouring Wrinkles
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    • Segment 32 - Retouching Skin: Oily and Freckles
      16:44
      Segment 32 - Retouching Skin: Oily and Freckles
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    • Segment 33 - Retouching: Mixed Lighting
      16:09
      Segment 33 - Retouching: Mixed Lighting
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    • Segment 34 - Retouching: Color Casts
      22:41
      Segment 34 - Retouching: Color Casts
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    • Segment 35 - Retouching: Color Correction
      26:55
      Segment 35 - Retouching: Color Correction
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    • Thanks + Credits
      08:27
      Thanks + Credits
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    • Segment 36 - Retouching: Shaping the Face
      37:06
      Segment 36 - Retouching: Shaping the Face
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    • Segment 37 - Retouching: Beauty
      36:32
      Segment 37 - Retouching: Beauty
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    • Segment 26 - 37 Wrap-Up
      05:56
      Segment 26 - 37 Wrap-Up
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