Portrait & Hybrid Workshop

JULY 26 & 27, 2016

Suzette Allen, Cr.Photog., CPP, API With Jon Yoshinaga, Cr.Photog

July 26 at B&B: Limited Class size,

loaner Lumix cameras available

8am to 11am, Lunch at Liberty Hill 12-2pm

Evening portion, 3pm to 6pm, potential sunset shoot


This Portrait Intensive will give you all the tools and perspective you need to do family and personal portraits in or outside a home. Learn posing, lighting and composing but also create Hybrid portraits, incorporating a bit of motion and making Live Portraits. We will have a variety of models at a beautiful Bed and Breakfast Location to shoot, offering you the chance to try out your new skills as well! Bring a camera and tripod, and think about using one of our loaner Lumix cameras to see how easy they are to work with! We will also dabble a bit with 4K video, allowing us to pull out frames and freeze action, along with a bit of creativity with Cinemagraphs! Stay for day two for the post production day [held at Precision Camera] and learn how to put it all together!

Creative process

Portraits in home and outdoors (Family, youth, couple, character)

Hybrid Portraits

How to pose a family, individuals

Hands on shooting with models

Creating available light portraits

How to find good light

Using reflectors and Scrims

Video Basics (how to)

Using LED or Continuous lighting

Creating a Hybrid Portrait

Shooting in 4k

Shoot for Flixel Cinemagraphs

Sunset portraits with off camera flash

On camera fill flash  

July 27 @ Precision Camera

10am-12pm Creative Edits

12pm-2pm lunch break

2pm-5pm Post Processing


Putting it all together with efficiency is key to making portraiture profitable and painless! Let Suzette show you how to maximize your efficiency with Lightroom, by processing your files and trimming your videos in record time! We will be using the files to create Live Portraits and also a dynamic slide show with Pro Show Web! Stage two is the magic of Photoshop, where you will learn how to not only make your clients look amazing, but do it effectively, using the best and fastest tools and techniques. Here’s the bonus: how about a short primer on Video Editing in Photoshop!? Yes, it is not only possible, but simple! We’ll frost this tasty cake with some fun products like Flixel Cinemagraphs and an HDR demo as well, but you will learn more in one day than you have in a long time! Bring a notebook for notes and hang on for a fun and creative day!

Lightroom adjustments

Lightroom syncing

Lightroom Presets

Lightroom export

Lightroom video trim/edit

Creating Live Portraits

Create a Hybrid Show Using Pro Show Web

Photoshop Refinements

Photoshop Retouching

Photoshop Simple Composites

Photoshop Liquify

Photoshop Blending Modes

Photoshop Layers and Layer Masking

Extracting frames from 4K video

Use LR/PS/Premier to select frames

HDR processing (Auto Bracket)

Create Cinemagraphs

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