Capturing Portraits The Güd Way

with Phaneendra GudapatiM.Photog.Cr., CPP

Sunday, April 10 at 2:30pm PDT

Do you have difficulty achieving quality images in camera without having to correct your exposures in Photoshop? Do you wish your images had the right density and punch without having to constantly adjust them before you present to clients? Do you want to learn how to rely less on Photoshop and make your workflow faster by producing beautiful work straight out of the camera (SOOC)? It all begins with the right lighting. Aside from knowing how to operate your camera, lighting is the most important element of photography. In this program learn how PG lights his subjects for his fashion oriented portraits. You will come to understand light behavior and the thought process that PG uses for some of his most favorite professional lighting set ups. Learn how to use your studio equipment to achieve quality and contrast of lighting. This is the magic to creating beautiful images in camera without a dependence on the use of Photoshop to correct exposures. Discover the science behind lighting to achieve your artistic vision by learning the practical implications of the Inverse square law. This will help you to manipulate light to get the quality and contrast you seek to make your subjects beautiful works of art. Return home to your studios with knowledge that you can immediately incorporate into your everyday work.

Enhancing Portraits The Güd Way

Monday, April 11 at 9am PDT

Photoshop isn't just about retouching; it's a tool to help transform images to convey your vision. In this program, PG discusses his retouching philosophies and efficient post-processing workflow, non-destructive editing and techniques to keep file size small. Learn how he brings his vision to life with portrait enhancement techniques.

Phaneendra Gudapati, M.Photog.Cr.

Phaneendra Gudapati is a portrait artist located in Plano, TX. He is inspired by classical portraiture, paintings by old masters and fashion and loves to create a fusion between fine art and fashion in his work. PG is a self-confessed “technology junkie” always learning about the craft of photography. He loves to develop his imagery using various techniques to bring his artistic vision to life. PG is recipient of PPA's Imaging Excellence award, PPA Master of Photography, Master of WPPI, PPA Photographic Craftsman, Certified Professional Photographer and Adobe Certified Photoshop Expert.

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