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Fine Art Portraiture

Drawing inspiration from master painters of the seventeenth century, Dutch photographer, Gemmy Woud-Binnendijk crafts her images meticulously from concept to realization with great care for every detail and nuance. Combining the Chiaroscuro principle and Sfumato technique, Gemmy uses contrast to create depth. By layering colors and tones she creates the soft and imperceptible transitions that have helped define her unmistakeable style.

In this tutorial Gemmy reveals her entire creative process and demonstrates the techniques used to create her beautiful painterly images in-studio and in Photoshop.Starting with pre-production, Gemmy walks through how she conceptualizes and finds inspiration for her images. She then works with her trusted stylist and assistant to create a distinct look and style for an image. Once on set, Gemmy sets up and tests studio lighting, meticulously placing and dialing in the desired power and quality of light required for her painterly style. You then see her pose and communicate with her subject, direct her stylist, and work entirely through capturing an image on set. Once an image is captured, Gemmy then demonstrates her unique and thorough Photoshop workflow to see the final image realized. Throughout the tutorial, you’ll go behind the scenes on two complete photo shoots and their respective retouching processes. Finally, Gemmy challenges you with a homework assignment to create an image of your own. RAW files, composite elements, a Photoshop action, and final images are all included with the purchase of this tutorial.

 
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General Overview

  • 23 Video Sections 
  • Instant Digital Download
  • English Closed Captions Included On Every Video 
  • HD 1080p Quality
  • Universal MP4 for PC, MAC, & Airplay
  • Includes Homework Assignment
  • 7 RAW Files Included
  • Custom Action Included
  • 1 Photoshop Vignette Included
  • 2 Full Retouching Workflows Included
  • Learn Gemmy’s Entire Creative Workflow
  • Learn To Style Wardrobe For An Image
  • Learn To Create Soft Light In-Studio
  • Learn Gemmy’s Painterly Retouching Techniques
  • Learn Masking in Photoshop
  • Learn To Create Depth With Shadows
  • Learn To Shade With Layers
  • Learn Frequency Separation
  • Learn How To Dodge & Burn
  • Learn To Refine Shadow And Light In Photoshop
  • Learn To Make Painterly Fine Art Portraits
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Meet Your Instructor

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We have teamed together with some of the world’s best instructors to create the most comprehensive photography tutorials available on the Internet today. We shoot everything on-location in a documentary style to give you the sense of being on-set with our instructors and their teams. Our goal is for you to learn through example by watching the instructor’s entire workflow and listening to the thought process that goes into creating professional images. It's our mission to cut out the frustration and guesswork from your workflow by offering you a solid foundation that concentrates on the WHY and not just HOW things are done. Nothing is scripted, nothing is rehearsed, but everything is planned. When you start one of our tutorials you are going on an immersive learning experience that is exclusive to RGG EDU.

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Flamingo Shoot

Photo Shoot + Full Retouch

Birdcage Shoot

Photo Shoot + Full Retouch

Video Preview: Flamingo

Flamingo Shoot

Photo Shoot + Full Retouch

Section Overview

  • 01 - Introduction
  • 02 - Capture Test
  • 03 - Image I
  • 04 - Image Preparation
  • 05 - Mask Adjustments
  • 06 - Creating Depth with Shadows
  • 07 - Shading with Layers
  • 08 - Basic Cleanup
  • 09 - Frequency Separation
  • 10 - Dodge & Burn
  • 11 - Refining Shadow & Light

Video Preview: Bird Shoot

Birdcage Shoot

Photo Shoot + Full Retouch

Section Overview

  • 01 - Pose I
  • 02 - Pose II
  • 03 - Pose III
  • 04 - Pose IV
  • 05 - Image Preparation
  • 06 - Masking
  • 07 - Shadows
  • 08 - Cleanup
  • 09 - Dodge & Burn
  • 10 - Color Grading
  • 11 - Final Touches
  • 12 - Homework Assignment

Before and After

Use the sliders below to view before and after photo created within this tutorial on your computer or mobile device. This is a composite image, so multiple files are used to create one final image.

 

 

About the Instructor

Gemmy Woud-Binnendijk
Portrait Photographer

Holland based photographer and artist, Gemmy Woud-Binnendijk, had her life change dramatically when her love for painting and drawing was translated into photography in 2016. She fell into her photography career by chance when taking photos of animals at the zoo. It was during these trips to the zoo that she began experimenting and soon realized she felt the need to photograph more. What started as experimentation expanded into shooting elaborate portraits in a painterly style.

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