Exploring Low-Key Portraiture
with Chris Knight
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01 Class Introduction12:53
Class duration: 2h 48mSee all 15 lessons
About The Class
Learn how to shoot and retouch with shadows and dark tones.
Embrace the dark! No longer be afraid of shadow and murky tones. Explore the low-key portrait with Chris Knight. Learn how to maximize the detail in dark imagery through lighting and post-production. Chris will take you from concept through execution covering simple (yet effective) lighting techniques as well as tethering tips with Adobe® Lightroom®. He'll also discuss how to develop the raw image and retouching tactics to make your image appear powerful and purposeful.
What Is Low-Key Lighting?11:12
Bringing in the Subject05:01
Lighting Patterns: Broad vs. Short09:25
Giving Your Light a Job12:08
How to Create Separation06:58
Shoot: Putting it All Together08:35
Developing the Raw for Low-Key12:40
Enhance with Local Adjustments in Lightroom12:31
Creating Different Interpretations in Lightroom16:19
Clean Up Image in Photoshop09:11
Dodge and Burn in Photoshop11:00
Liquify in Photoshop09:41
Adjust Color and Contrast in Photoshop11:18
86% of students recommend this class.
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Thank you Chris Knight and Creative Live for another excellent class. I appreciate both the actual shooting and post instruction. Right before your eyes you will see how simple applications of light, shadow combined with post production can create gorgeous, dark images. Chris has a great relaxed manner, easy to follow while offering a ton of tips and tricks. I can hardly wait to try my hand at producing some hauntingly beautiful images like Chris.
I don't have a ton of time to spare and largely catch segments of courses on short breaks. One of the things i like best about this course Chris's ability to communicate so effectively and efficiently. He covers a lot of ground in not a lot of time, but the course doesn't feel at all rushed. He's just a good speaker/instructor. One of the other reviewers mentioned that this instructor brings no ego to the stage, and I have to agree. He's a confident and competent instructor without being obnoxious. Rock solid course with terrific instruction. I will definitely check out more of Knight's classes.
The detail and order in which the information for this class was presented was just perfect. It was like a perfectly prepared meal with each bite more delicious than the last. It had exactly what I needed to move forward with some of my techniques. So glad to have the class so I can enjoy/learn over and over.
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