Dodge and burn: a powerful, yet, easy technique to improve your portraits!

Luca Foscili, Portrait photographer & retoucher

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8 Videos (49m)
    • Intro

    • What is it and why you should use it

    • Setting up the levels

    • Brushing the masks

    • Where to dodge

    • Where to burn

    • D&B example #1

    • D&B example #2


About This Class

In this class I'm going to talk you about Dodge and Burn, a technique I use essentially all the times in my post productions.

It's quite an easy technique, yet, it can IMPROVE a lot your photos if used correctly!

It's also easy to mess it up, so it requires some practicing... 


As I said in the videos I will add more material to this class over time, like dodge and burn of colored photos for example.

Let me know if I could add something else in this class: something you didn't understand in the lessons, the explanation of something, etc.

Check out my website if you want to contact me directly:

I'll try to give my Skillshare Premium students support any time I can! :)





Luca Foscili

Portrait photographer & retoucher

Hi all! I'm ​Luca Foscili, italian professional photographer and retoucher

Let me ask you:
Why would you buy premade actions/presets for your post production workflow, when you can make your own?

Sure, you will save the time you need to build them...

Yes, presets bought from worldwide known professional must be great...


Would you REALLY give up YOUR personal touch to YOUR own pictures for the reasons mentioned above???

I used some presets when I started and let me tell you that creating your own is 100% more satisfying!

By watching me create my own filters, you'll understand how to create yours!

Anyway, I will share with you my presets in case you really need them.

These are the basic classes for who's starting out with post production, I strongly advise that you enroll to them if you are a beginner! :)

If you want to connect with me on other platform, follow these links:

YouTube - Instagram - Facebook

Now sit back and enjoy the ride, I'm going to explain everything I know to you!

If you have any questions or request don't be afraid to ask, that's exactly the reason why I'm here! ;)