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A Piece of Rembrandt: Creating Painterly Portraits

By Letha Imboden

Timeless, artistic and filled with your voice as an artist. Creating painterly portraits adds an entirely different dimension to your images. With the use of wardrobe, contrast, highlights and shadows I take you on a journey through history exploring a few old master painters while utilizing a few techniques in a contemporary way in both a studio surrounding and an outdoor setting.

Together we will fully edit images from our behind the scenes videos, showing you a few tips and tricks to fully enhance a painterly feel to your portrait.

I take you on a very detailed painterly editing tour including very simple steps in both Lightroom and Photoshop making this course ideal for any level of photographer.


Creative Course

What will you learn

    - What gear and camera settings I use to create powerful and painterly images
    - How To Create a basic painterly look simply using:
    - Wardrobe
    - Camera settings
    - Props

    - 2 Behind the Scenes Videos in two different settings:
    - Full editing videos
    - Adjusting shadows/highlights
    - Presets/color profiles
    - Utilizing PS tools

    - A deeper understanding of old master painters and their though process and how to use these techniques in a modern way
    - About me, what’s in my camera bag, shooting style
    - What I use to edit with
    - A look into old master painters
    - Planning your painterly session
    - Colors, textures, wand location
    - Styling from wardrobe to props
    - Camera settings to create a painterly feel
    - Finding and using the light and shadows during your session

Whats Included

    - 100+ page downloadable PDF Course
    - Full edit of a handful of images taken from our BTS videos
    - Videos are available in Closed Captioning