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Two-day Live Online Masterclass: Fine-Art Studio Portraiture

Updated: Aug 16, 2023



Introducing the ultimate online masterclass led by Master Photographer Claudiu Guraliuc.


Embark on a journey through Claudiu's artistic vision as he shares his thought process and techniques behind creating artwork that is currently present in galleries, private collections and museums all over the world.


For the very first time in an English language online class, Claudiu unveils his closely guarded secrets, transforming the way you perceive and create stunning portraits.


In this two-day live online masterclass, you'll have the chance to learn from Claudiu firsthand, as he shares his approach to creating beautiful fine art portraiture. No holding back.


During the first day, Claudiu will unveil his thought process, lighting techniques, composition and posing strategies.

He will delve into pivotal facets of crafting an evocative and intense composition, capturing portraits of astounding beauty that mirror the emotive essence and visual allure of a masterful painting.


The second day, Claudiu will be taking you through his entire editing workflow, from the SOOC file to the final image.

He will cover various tools and software options, spanning from uncomplicated tweaks to more intricate methodologies, all aimed at achieving that captivating painterly outcome.

You'll gain insights into post-processing methods that elevate your images, metamorphosing them into captivating fine-art portraits.


Plus, you'll have the opportunity to engage in real-time interaction with Claudiu as you pose questions and receive invaluable feedback.

This interactive dimension of the class ensures that your queries find immediate resolution.

Rest assured that you'll emerge from this online masterclass with newfound confidence, feeling inspired, motivated, and equipped with the skills and knowledge you need to embark on the journey of crafting your very own exquisite fine art studio images.


***You have the flexibility to register for either one or both of the sessions, tailoring your choice based on your primary areas of interest and desired areas of growth.




Session #1


Painting with Light:

Crafting Fine Art Portraits In-Camera

Concept, Styling, Posing, Lighting, Shooting

 

Saturday, August 26th 2023, 9.30AM EST (13.30 UTC)




Session #1 structure:


  • Evolution of style in portraiture and understanding the Old Masters aesthetic

  • 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 your 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

  • Q&A, homework

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.


Session #1 price: $99

Saturday, August 26th 2023, 9.30AM EST (13.30 UTC)

Language: English

Register for both sessions and enjoy the special early-bird rate of $125 (regularly priced at $179).


Use the button below to register, please make sure to provide a valid email address to receive the webinar(s) access information.




Session #2

Digital Alchemy:

Transforming Studio Portraits into Masterpieces through Advanced Creative Editing

 

Sunday, August 27th 2023, 9.30AM EST (13.30 UTC)



Webinar structure:

  • Camera settings and lighting overview

  • Image selection

  • Lightroom basic adjustments

  • Composition considerations. Minimizing distractions.

  • Global and local adjustments of luminosity and color

  • Skin retouching techniques

  • Enhancing the image using textures and compositing in elements

  • Enhancing the image using Photoshop AI

  • Contrast adjustment via luminosity masks

  • Final touches and exporting the finished file for web or print

  • Q&A, homework

Participants will receive the live webinar recording, the finished photoshop file with layers, Claudiu`s signature actions and presets 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.



Session #2 price: $99

Sunday, August 27th 2023, 9.30AM EST (13.30 UTC)

Language: English

Register for both sessions and enjoy the special early-bird rate of $125 (regularly priced at $179)

Use the button below to register, please make sure to provide a valid email address to receive the webinar(s) access information.





 


About Claudiu Guraliuc



Claudiu Guraliuc is a fine art photographer an educator, specializing in fine art portraiture and nudes.

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.


In 2023 he becomes the first Romanian photographer to win a FEP Camera Award, receiving the European Bronze Camera in Fine Art from the Federation of European Professional Photographers


He`s 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 United States.

Represented by the Katsea Art Gallery in Baltimore, MD, USA and Influx Gallery, Notting Hill, UK.



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MPA FINE ART PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR 2020&2021
MPA PORTRAIT PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR 2021

MPA INTERNATIONAL PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR 2021

FEP EUROPEAN BRONZE CAMERA IN FINE ART 2023

Internationally published award winning photography

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