This is a jointly mentored class, a 2 day event with Don Hales and Nino Batista in Denver Colorado at Don Hales Photography Studio.
Day 1 - Don and Nino covering their studio lighting approaches, including details of composition, posing, photographer-to-subject interaction, wardrobe, styling and more. They will also be reviewing attendee's portfolios for comment & critique, and discussing the business side of their industry(ies) in detail. This is an intense, full day of learning what Don Hales & Nino Batista do in their work, from their approach and vision to how they execute their projects in studio, and how they make it work as a viable business.
Day 2 - The morning of day 2 begins with a detailed high-end retouching class by Nino, who also runs Halcyon Retouch based in Houston, Texas. This 4 hour class will help you step up your retouching game to achieve premium professional grade results in your own final edits. The session will be covering all aspects of glamour photography retouching using Adobe Photoshop (CS5 or newer). Then, more free form shooting time for attendees in studio with the models, guided by Don and Nino til the end of the day.
Both days include tons of shooting time with top models. Get ready to spend your entire weekend learning what these two professionals do, and how they do it.
Your camera and favorite lenses. 50mm, 85mm, 100mm or 135mm primes are strongly recommended, 24-70, 24-205 & 70-200 are good options as well
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Nino Batista is a commercial glamour and exotic automotive photography artist, educator, and show host in the United States. His work is regularly published in lifestyle and men's publications all over the world, and he is regarded as one of the premier glamour photography and retouching educators in the U.S.