Joel Grimes - Beauty Portrait Masterclass


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Blow away your friends and family with your art. This masterclass will teach you how to lean into the creative process, master photography, and create images you never thought possible.

"If I only studied the lighting portion of this masterclass, it would have been worth the (wildly) low price. Joel teaches in a way that is relatable, exciting, and seems achievable. This masterclass has truly transformed my photography."

Why is Lighting so Important
Lighting will play a big part in the process of achieving some of the results we are going for in this masterclass. I want to break downlight in an understandable way before we start shooting.

No Light is Perfect, to Begin With
There’s a formula to lighting, but it needs to be tweaked for every setup. In this lesson, we’ll cover what to look for and how to adjust our lighting, what the change will mean, and ho…

How Lighting Changes a Background
Moving our light to get the shadows and detail right will also affect the background. This lesson will show you how these changes affect a pure white and a 50% gray background.

Artistic Lighting Choices
Working with a 5ft Octo Box, I’ll show you how distance and exposure affect this soft light. I’ll discuss the changes you can make to get the look you want. This is where artistic choic…

Ultra-Soft Lighting
In this last testing phase, I’ll walk you through working with a 7ft Octo. This produces the most gorgeous soft light. It might not be the right look for you, but I want you to understand all…

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Removing the Mystery of Lighting
Using a piece of software, I’ll show you many dramatic changes that moving your lights and camera can achieve. Removing the mystery of setting up your lights will speed up your shoots and imp…

Creating a Sunlight Looks in the Studio
In this first shoot, I’ll photograph model Jess against a white wall to create a clean “sunlit” image that will look amazing. I’ll teach you lighting tips, camera settings, …

Black White Retouching Process
Let’s get the best from this image! I wanted to make a snappy black & white image from the shot with Jess. Join me for the retouch and learn how to improve your pictures, how to add a tex…

Setting Up the Shot and Props
I wanted to show how effective some cheap fabric can add a fantastic look to your image. This comes with its problems so learn how to set up, problem solve, and shoot a one-light portrait.

Do we Need a Bigger Light Source?
Sometimes an image just isn’t looking right, and we need to change something. Let’s change the light and see if we get the shot. I’ll teach you what to think about to get the perf…

Creating a Silhouette and Masking the Light
This is a super fun process that I’ve wanted to try. This technique will allow you to create an incredible look – a silhouette but with a pool of light on your subject.

Retouching for a Silhouette Effect
To really finish this process it requires a few simple steps when it comes to the retouch. I’ll show you some simple compositing techniques for combining a subject and a background to create …

Rembrandt Cross Lighting our Subject
In this lesson, I’ll talk about, explain, and show you how I set up a shot to create the classic and impactful Rembrandt cross light.

Frequency Separation Made Simple
Frequency separation is the most potent skin retouching technique. I’ll be using this technique a lot throughout the retouching sections of this masterclass. So before we get started, I wante…

Retouching our Rembrandt Cross Light Image
In this lesson, I’ll walk you through my process for switching out a background, masking quickly, adding texture, controlling light, improving skin, and more!

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