SLR Lounge DVD: Newborn Photography Workshop Collection and Lightroom Presets

SLR Lounge DVD: Newborn Photography Workshop Collection and Lightroom Presets

SLR Lounge DVD: Newborn Photography Workshop Collection and Lightroom Presets

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  • Extensive Newborn Photography Tutorial
  • Covers Both Shooting and Post-Production
  • Two DVDs with Over 8 Hours of Training
  • Posing, Lighting, Safety, and Prop Tips
  • 74 Lightroom Presets & 45 Exercise Files
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  • 1Description

Designed to benefit an all-around photographic workflow, the Newborn Photography Workshop Collection and Lightroom Presets from SLR Lounge is a two-disc tutorial covering all aspects of newborn photography, from shooting to post-production. Containing more than 8 hours of video tutorials, as well as 74 Lightroom presets, 2 Photoshop actions, and 45 RAW exercise files, this workshop provides in-depth instruction on how to make successful photographs of newborns.

The first disc begins with an introduction on how to plan and prepare for shooting, and quickly segues into techniques on posing, lighting, and working with props during the shoot. From here, the second DVD picks up after the shoot and provides step-by-step instruction on handling and editing these photographs in Adobe Lightroom 4 or 5.

DVD 1 - The Newborn Photography Workshop

Newborn Posing
The first DVD begins instruction on basic and advanced newborn baby poses, including back, side, and stomach positions along with variations of each. Moving to the advanced poses, tips are given on how to take candid photographs, work with different sleeping poses, as well as how to incorporate wraps and other props into the imagery.
Amazing Results with Simple Lighting
With a focus on creating simple but effective lighting, this portion of the tutorial instructs on how to develop professional-quality lighting using just a reflector and natural window light.
Learn Newborn Safety and Comfort
Respecting the subject is the foremost priority when photographing newborns, and this section offers some useful tips and techniques for ensuring safety and comfort during a shoot.
Accessories and Props
For accentuating the newborn within the scene, as well as offering some comfort and safety, this section teaches you how to find props that are both inexpensive as well as tasteful. Additionally, some instruction is given on basic color theory and how pairing the color of different props can be used to complement the newborn being photographed.
Content Breakdown
  • Learn lighting, posing, planning, safety, settings, equipment, and different procedures.
  • 51 different videos included, with a total run time of 1.86 hours.
  • DVD 2 - The Newborn Photography Presets & Post-Production Workshop

    Learn Lightroom for Newborns
    Showcasing a range of post-production techniques ideal for use with newborn photography, this second DVD begins with an overview of different image types, including high-contrast color photos with perfect skin tones to brighter, airier fades to grittier, filmic black & white images.
    Enjoy 74 Lightroom Presets
    This disc comes with 74 different presets for Lightroom, including 39 one-click develop presets and 35 brush presets. These have been specifically developed for use with newborn photography and help to achieve the results shown throughout the workshop.
    Follow with RAW Exercise Files
    A series of included RAW exercise files are included, along with step-by-step instruction on ways to process each file from scratch. During this training, it is recommended to first watch the tutorials and then try the learned techniques on the same image afterward.
    22 Start-to-Finish Examples
    Following the first batch of 10 start-to-finish exercise files, 12 more user-submitted files are included for practice in developing greater versatility with the included presets. This range of imagery allows you to hone your processing abilities using different subjects and styles of newborn photography.
    Content Breakdown
  • Learn to use Lightroom and specially developed presets for newborn photographs.
  • 44 different videos included, with a total run time of 6.2 hours.
  • 74 Lightroom presets, 2 Photoshop actions, and 45 RAW exercise files.
  • Developed for Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 4 and 5; and Adobe Photoshop (non Elements).
  • Table of Contents

    DVD 1
    Chapter 1 - Gear and Accessories
  • 1. Introduction
  • 2. Get Great Results With Any Gear
  • 3. What Lenses do I Need?
  • 4. Recommended Lighting Accessories
  • 5. 6 Must-Have Accessories
  • 6. 5 Important Posing Tools and Props
  • 7. Where to Buy Props and Accessories

  • Chapter 2 - Planning and Safety
  • 8. 14 Days for Ease, 5 Days of Magic
  • 9. Create a Moodboard for Every Shoot
  • 10. Safety First and Composite Images
  • 11. 5 Pre-Shoot Quick Tips
  • 12. Plan Enough Time

  • Chapter 3 - Shooting Tips
  • 13. Work with Mom and Listen to the Baby
  • 14. Tips on Shooting Angles
  • 15. 2 Lighting Tips for Perfect Skin
  • 16. 5 Tips on Comforting the Newborn
  • 17. How to Swaddle

  • Chapter 4 - Starting with the Basics
  • 18. Lighting for Newborn Photography
  • 19. Setting up the Scene
  • 20. Lighting and Camera Settings
  • 21. Placing and Preparing Our Newborn
  • 22. Back Pose Close Up Shot
  • 23. Nude Back Pose and Details
  • 24. Basic Back Pose Candids
  • 25. Impromptu Candids with Props
  • 26. Full Length Nude Back Pose
  • 27. Simple Side Lying Pose
  • 28. Top-Down Tummy Pose
  • 29. Front Side Portrait Tummy Pose
  • 30. Basic Pose Conclusion
  • Chapter 5 - Wicker Basket Scene
  • 31. Setting up the Wicker Basket Scene
  • 32. Lighting and Camera Settings
  • 33. Placing and Preparing Our Newborn
  • 34. Stretch Knit Wrap Shot
  • 35. Top Down Variations
  • 36. Scene Change and Color Scheme

  • Chapter 6 - Wrap and Bowl Scene
  • 37. Setting Up The Wrap and Bowl Scene
  • 38. Placing and Wrapping Newborns
  • 39. Shooting the Wrap Scene
  • 40. Shooting the Bowl Scene

  • Chapter 7 - Parisian Scene
  • 41. Setting Up the Parisian Scene
  • 42. Posing for the Parisian Scene
  • 43. Shooting the Parisian Scene

  • Chapter 8 - Fuzzy Cloth Scene
  • 44. Fuzzy Cloth Background Setup
  • 45. Side Lying Sleeping Pose Setup
  • 46. Shooting the Side-Lying Pose

  • Chapter 9 - Citrus Gnome Scene
  • 47. Setting Up the Citrus Gnome Scene
  • 48. Placing and Posing for the Scene
  • 49. Shooting the Citrus Gnome Scene
  • 50. Conclusion
  • DVD 2
    Chapter 1 - Introduction and Setup
  • 1. Welcome
  • 2. Installing the Presets and Actions
  • 3. Creating the Catalog and Importing
  • 4. How the Presets Work
  • 5. 3 Ways to Sync Develop Settings
  • 6. Create Snapshots and Virtual Copies

  • Chapter 2 - Develop Settings
  • 7. Introduction
  • 8. The Basic Panel and Histogram
  • 9. The Tone Curve Panel
  • 10. The Hue-Saturation-Lightness Panel
  • 11. The Detail Panel
  • 12. The Lens Correction Panel
  • 13. The Split Toning Panel
  • 14. The Effects Panel
  • 15. The Camera Calibration Panel
  • 16. Local Adjustment Tools Overview

  • Chapter 3 - From Start to Finish
  • 17. Introduction
  • 18. Standard Import Color
  • 19. Standard Import Black and White
  • 20. Customize Standard Import Preset
  • 21. Bright Fade Color
  • 22. Bright Fade Black and White
  • 23. Neutral Fade Color
  • 24. Neutral Fade Black and White
  • 25. Vintage Punch Color
  • 26. Vintage Punch Black and White
  • 27. Dark Fade Color
  • 28. Dark Fade Black and White

  • Chapter 4 - Advanced Edits
  • 29. Introduction
  • 30. Retouch and Detail Enhancing
  • 31. Heal, Clone, and Frequency Separation
  • 32. Create a Frequency Separation Action

  • Chapter 5 - Bonus Chapter
  • 33. Introduction
  • 34. Stephanie Jane Portraits
  • 35. An Asian and His Camera
  • 36. 180 Reflections
  • 37. Kyle Dillon Images
  • 38. Lisa Smiley Photography
  • 39. Sarah Wilkes Photography
  • 40. Jon Schusteritsch Photography
  • 41. Sawyer Photography
  • 42. Mindy Rainey Photography
  • 43. BMZ Photography
  • 44. Conclusion
  • UPC: 736211630674
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    • 1Description
    Delivery 2x DVDs
    File Size DVD 1: 4 GB
    DVD 2: 4.6 GB
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 0.3 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 7.4 x 5.5 x 0.5"

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