Live Webinars: Shoot and Edit for the Painterly Esthetic
Updated: Mar 6
Shooting for the Fine Art Painterly Aesthetic
Saturday, April 22th 2023, 9.30AM EST (14.30 UTC)
In this live webinar, you'll have the chance to learn from Master Photographer Claudiu Guraliuc firsthand, as he shares his approach to creating beautiful fine art painterly portraiture.
He will share his thought process, lighting techniques, composition and posing strategies, and other key aspects on how to create a dramatic and expressive composition and capture stunning and emotive portraits that resemble the look and feel of a painting .
Plus, you'll have the opportunity to ask questions and get feedback from Claudiu in real time.
Be confident that you'll come away from this webinar feeling inspired, motivated, and equipped with the skills and knowledge you need to create gorgeous fine art studio images of your own. Webinar structure:
Understanding the painterly aesthetic and evolution of style in portraiture
Translating the painterly aesthetic to the means of expression of digital photography
In camera shadow control.
Lighting patterns in portraiture
Creating layers of contrast in camera
Using color and color interactions to enhance our images
Composition in studio portraiture - going beyond the rule of thirds
Styling, posing and expression. Using props, backdrops, and wardrobe to enhance the artistic quality of your portraits
Participants will receive the live webinar recording, lighting diagrams and a homework assignment. 4 hours live webinar via zoom plus a 2 hours live follow-up session at a later date, in which Claudiu will analyze and critique the homework assignment images.
Webinar (session #1) price: 149 USD, both sessions: 250USD
Editing for the Fine Art Painterly Esthetic Sunday, April 23th 2023, 9.30AM EST (14.30 UTC)
During this live webinar, Claudiu is taking you through his entire editing workflow, from the SOOC file to the final image.
You will learn post-processing techniques to enhance your images and transform them into stunning painterly portraits.
He will cover various tools and software options for achieving a painterly effect, from the simple adjustments to more advanced techniques. Webinar structure:
Camera settings and lighting overview
Lightroom basic adjustments
Composition considerations. Minimizing distractions.
Global and local adjustments of luminosity and color
Skin retouching techniques
Contrast adjustment via luminosity masks
Enhancing the image using textures and compositing in elements
Final touches to enhance the painterly look of the image
Participants will receive the live webinar recording, the finished photoshop file with layers and a homework assignment. 3 hours live webinar via zoom plus a 2 hours live follow-up session at a later date, in which Claudiu will analyze and critique the homework assignment images.
Webinar (session #2) price: 149 USD, both sessions: 250USD
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About Claudiu Guraliuc
Claudiu Guraliuc is a fine art photographer an educator, specializing in fine art portraiture and nudes, based in Cluj, Romania.
He is a Master Photographer, holding the Associate distinction with The Master Photographers Association in the UK, and the distinction of Licentiate of the Royal Photographic Society of Great Britain
He`s been awarded numerous international accolades, in October 2020 receiving the Fine Art Photographer of the Year award, at the Master Photography Awards Gala in the UK, with an image part of his painterly, baroque-inspired series.
In January 2022, he received the International Master Photographer of the Year 2021 award, one of the top accolades in the industry. He was also presented with the Portrait and Fine Art Photographer of the Year awards, at the 38th Annual Master Photographers International Awards in the UK.
He had his work published by some of the largest circulation photography magazines and has artwork present in galleries, private collections and museums in Europe, Asia and the United States.
Represented by the Katsea Art Gallery, Baltimore, Maryland, USA and Influx Gallery, Notting Hill, London