Scott Detweiler
Sussex, WI

I started out as an illustrator drawing houses, jails, prisons, and top-secret airbases for various organizations. As photography started to become more a part of my projects, I eventually added it to my skillset.

Why you should take this class:

  • Lighting from a creative standpoint and learning to light quickly
  • Creative camera angles and mindset for a much larger variety of images per session
  • Skin retouching Photoshop skills for realistic and quick portraits
  • Creative Photoshop techniques to turn heads and increase fine-art sales
  • Post-post-production where we can alter the printed image to further increase sales

Epic Images That Will Set You Apart

Scott Detweiler
Course Number: 12
Level: Intermediate

We will spend our time learning how to think with light and produce epic images that set us apart from everyone else.  My method of approaching lighting and post-production leaves a lot of room for personalization, and we will cover the entire process leaving no stones unturned.

Starting out, we will explore light and its creative modification as we learn to think on our feet with some challenging scenarios and fun drills you can do at home.  By the time we are done, you will also find you can more easily reverse engineer images shot by others.  We will be shooting a lot in the first few days and challenging how we think with light, camera orientation, and lens choice. Then, we will cover how to produce unique images quickly and increase our production of sellable images considerably.  Even those who are comfortable with photographic lighting will find my approach is quite different from most and allows for quick alternation of the mood of a scene.

We will then turn to Photoshop and perfect realistic skin retouching and explore methods to quickly enhance images, leading to more significant sales of fine art prints.  We will start with fixing common skin issues like stretch marks, tan lines, and other challenging topics that often confound most photographers.  We will then move onto creative manipulation of our images and finish with color toning and consistent style.

We will also have a chance to shoot some bodypaint, as I plan to paint at least one model during the week.  This session will be optional.

Lastly, we will get messy and show how to improve our work even after it is printed! We will try our hand at manipulation of the printed pieces with several different creative methods.

If you have been looking for a way to increase your portrait creativity and increase your sellable image count, this class will be exactly what you are looking for!