Natural Light Fashion:Beauty Photography 2 Premium class

Don Giannatti

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8 Videos (46m)
    • Building a Large Scrim (revised)

      6:36
    • Looking for Interesting Sun

      10:58
    • Post Processing Red Jeans and Garage Door Shot (Lightroom)

      6:22
    • Post Processing Backlight Full Sun Shot in Photoshop

      5:49
    • Post-Processing the Shot

      7:37
    • Using Reflectors in Bright Sun

      8:13
    • A Simple Scrim

      6:02
    • Post Processing the Simple Scrim Shot

      7:36

About This Class

There is something inherently beautiful about natural light. It can be soft and warm, or hard and unforgiving, or even have a sort of melancholy to it. These are the areas we will be looking at in this course.

Fashion and Beauty photography make use of natural light in many ways. A recent viewing of Vogue (October, 2012) reveals many natural light photography shots by up and coming and well established photographers. The techniques are not hard to understand, but still require the finesse and deliberate approach that is required when using artificial lighting.

We will look at natural light from all angles; full sun, modified sun, shade and moody, emotional light.

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Don Giannatti has been a photographer for more than four decades. Starting with a desire to do fine art photography, he quickly made the jump into commercial. Over the decades he has owned studios in Phoenix, New York, Chicago and LA. A wide range of clients kept him shooting everything from studio product to fashion, beauty and travel.

With a preference for photographing people and still life, Don feels that lighting is the most important part of the image making process. Understanding the light and how the subject reflects the light helps photographers visualize the image before starting the shoot. This “subject centric” approach to light is what he teaches and is the subject of much of his writing.

He has authored three books for Amherst - all currently available at Amazon.com (keyword Don Giannatti).