Took place on April 27, 9:00am. EDT

Add Hand-Painted Textures to Photographs — Live from Berlin with Sophia Emmerich

Learn how hand-painted textures can add visual interest to your photo edits—and help you represent the person you're photographing.

Live stream with

Sophia Emmerich
Berlin based photogapher

About this Live Session

Add visual interest to your portraits with hand-painted textures and a collage-inspired style. 

Skillshare Premium Members are invited to join us on Tuesday, April 27th at 2:00 PM CET (9:00 AM ET) for a live online Zoom session with photographer Sophia Emmerich to learn all about how and why she adds hand-painted textures during her editing process. The session will run for approximately 60 minutes. Click the button above to register! 

This live session will include:

  • A discussion of how adding unique elements in photo editing can help tell the story of the person you’re capturing
  • An explanation of how Sophia creates these hand-painted textures, and scans them in to use them in photo edits
  • A chance to edit along with Sophia, creating a collage-like portrait using hand-painted elements

This class will be great for photographers of any level who want to add something new to their editing. It's recommended you bring along a portrait of yourself or someone else that you want to edit. And don’t worry—you don’t need any painting skills! While she’ll walk you through the process of creating your own textures, Sophia will also be providing some pre-made files to help you follow along. You can use these or create your own!

Throughout the session, you’ll be encouraged to work alongside Sophia and ask questions. We look forward to seeing you soon!

Sophia Emerich is a Berlin-based photographer with a passion for challenging social norms and their impact on the perception of beauty. She’s worked with Adobe, Spotify, Fabletics and more brands, with a focus on representing the LGBTQIA+ community in the images she creates. Her photography shows beauty regardless of gender, identity or sexuality and brings visibility and representation where it’s been long overdue. 

How to Participate: 

  • Click the button above to register for the live session.   
  • On the day of the event, we’ll post a link to join the Zoom call. 15 minutes prior to the start time, we’ll open up the room so you can access the event. Make sure you’re subscribed to “Updates from Skillshare” in your account settings to receive an email reminder 15 minutes before the session starts.  
  • Come with your questions, or just listen in! 

What to Know About Zoom: 

  • Zoom is a free online video conferencing tool. Download it to your device here. Note: Zoom will download automatically when you join your first call. 
  • Once you’ve joined the Zoom call, use the “chat” window to type your questions in real time. We’ll get through as many as possible! 
  • To make sure everyone can hear, we’ll be using Zoom’s “mute” feature so that audio is coming through from the teacher’s end only. 
  • You are encouraged (but not required) to turn on your camera.
  • We want to keep Zoom a safe space for everyone — please abide by Skillshare’s community guidelines throughout the session. 

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