General Tutorials

Light, Shadow, and Mood with Hernan Rodriguez

Hernan shares plenty of great tidbits about available vs. manufactured light. He also covers the use of lighting modifiers to contour contrast. Being a portrait photographer, Hernan emphasizes the model’s face, so he has a few tricks to make magic happen on his camera sensor–not in post.

Images © Hernan Rodriguez

Model Rapport with David Mecey

This is the third episode in our friendly shoot-off video series between Hernan Rodriguez and David Mecey. In this video, David Mecey gives a quick lesson on building model rapport.

Images © David Mecey

Tips for Better Portraits with Hernan Rodriguez

This is the second episode in our friendly shoot-off video series between Hernan Rodriguez and David Mecey. In this video, Hernan gives an informative lesson on shooting portraits. He shares lots of great advice on how to find the best angle to shoot anyone.

Images © Hernan Rodriguez

Head-to-head with Hernan Rodriguez & David Mecey Introduction

Join Jimmy Beech, David Mecey, and Hernan Rodriguez for the first episode of a friendly shoot-off video series between two of the industries best. Each photographer shoot portraits of the same model, on the same shoot, using their own creativity.

Images © David Mecey & Hernan Rodriguez

Superkids Part I

This project begins by preparing images in Lightroom with an end goal of enhancing the final composite with Exposure. Learn how to efficiently locate candidate images from a shoot, and make adjustments with basic tools in Lightroom.

Image © Jimmy Beech

Superkids Part II

Learn how to take the selected images from Part 1 and perform intermediate compositing techniques in Adobe Photoshop. This is not a beginner’s tutorial. If you plan to follow along with your own project, you may want to keep your cursor near the pause button.

Image © Jimmy Beech

Superkids Part III

Learn how to make the last few steps of compositing in Photoshop as well as how to create multiple variations of the final image with Bokeh and Exposure.

Image © Jimmy Beech

Selections in Photoshop

Learn how to quickly make and manage your selection in Adobe Photoshop using the quick selection tool.

Photoshop Layer Mask Basics

This video will cover the use of layer masks in Photoshop. Masking layers is a valuable technique for non-destructive editing.

Image © David Mecey.

Photoshop Text Replacement

Learn how to replace label text on a series of bottles using simple tools in Adobe Photoshop. There aren’t any plug-ins involved.

Image © Jimmy Beech.