18th Feb – POST PRO WORKSHOP: END TO END EXPOSÉ with JAKE HICKS
By VERY popular demand Amersham Studio is proud to announce a 3nd date for this brand NEW and exclusive Jake Hicks’s post processing workshop.
This is an amazing opportunity as Jake shares his closely guarded end to end workflow which he’s developed over many years.
Again places are limited, so sign up today to avoid disappointment.
NOTE: There is a £50 loyalty cashback for anyone whose previously attended Jake’s gel lighting workshop at Amersham Studios!
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A day of intensive post production training covering Jake Hicks’ entire workflow including both Lightroom and Photoshop.
Jake will be going through how to get the most from your Raws in Lightroom with intensive colour manipulation so that Photoshop has the maximum amount of information to work with. Once in Photoshop Jake will also be sharing many universal techniques that can be implemented with all studio shots as well as a deep-dive look on his highly saturated gel shots.
Jake will be going through a step-by-step process of each and every stage of getting his images editorial ready whist sharing every tip and trick he utilises to ensure his images have maximum impact when they hit the page.
Jake will also be sharing his custom built Lightroom Presets and Photoshop actions with all workshop attendees.
Jake Hicks Photography – Post Production Workshop
I’ve spent a long time working on this and I know quite a few of you have been asking if and when I was planning on running some Post Production Workshops, well I’ve finally finished compiling all the information, writing all the notes, organised all the Lightroom Presets and categorised all the Photoshop Actions. I am finally ready to roll.
My Post-Pro Workshops are going to be an entire day of face-to-face learning about absolutely everything that I do to my images to ensure they look editorial ready in the most effective and efficient way possible. I go over everything from Lightroom import and all the colour adjustments and enhancements I do in there right through to my Photoshop workflow including professional skin retouching techniques and colour toning application.
I’ve been using Photoshop since Version 4 in 1996 and I’ve been using Lightroom since the Beta so I’d consider myself fairly well versed in most aspects of these incredibly powerful pieces of software. It’s no exaggeration to say that my work would not have seen the success it has had it not been for these fundamental everyday tools in my commercial career. I’ve thankfully had the fortune to build a signature photographic style with my bright and bold coloured gel shots and although I am as meticulous as I can be in getting it right in camera, the tonally flat modern day Raw file means that I have to know a huge number of tips and tricks in Photoshop and Lightroom to ensure I extract the best possible image from that file.
Over the course of the day I will start off with Lightroom process I use first. Here I will go over everything I do to maximise the colours of the raw file before the export into Photoshop. It’s important to do as much of the colour work here as you can as in Lightroom you are working with the entirety of the data that your raw file has to offer. In In Lightroom I will also go over the presets that I have built for my gelled lighting shots. Each and every attendee will also receive all of these as well and remember because they’re a preset in Lightroom they can all be customised and tailored to your specific needs later on. From here I will discuss the exporting options for highly saturated images and getting your images ready for Photoshop.
Later on in the morning we will take a general look at some useful techniques that can be implemented in all types of studio photography not just gelled fashion shots. In this section I will look at quick and easy dodge and burn techniques along with efficient skin retouching and sharpening actions. These Photoshop techniques can be extremely useful if you are looking to do minimal but effective post-pro to larger numbers of images like studio portrait shoots and weddings. Again all of the actions for this section will be provided to all attendees.
In the afternoon we will knuckle down to the deep-dive post production techniques of getting high-end commercial images magazine ready. Here I will go through each and every step I take in my Photoshop workflow. Some of these steps include more advanced dodging and burning, localised colour adjustments, editorial skin retouching and some advanced sharpening techniques to name but a few. Rest assured no secrets will be hidden and I will be answering all of your questions throughout the day. As before, each of the advanced Photoshop steps in the afternoon will be covered by my Photoshop actions that every attendee will walk away with at the end of the day.
Of course everybody is welcome to take notes throughout the day but I have also written all of the steps and techniques down in easy to navigate illustrated PDF files which everybody can take away with them to keep at the end of the day too.
This will be an intensive day and I very much look forward to seeing some of you there very soon.
What’s Included in the Course?
A full day from 10:00am to 5:00pm of face-to-face Photoshop and Lightroom with Jake Hicks. Lunch is included.
Over 15 of my Photoshop Actions including both my studio portrait actions and my professional editorial actions.
Over 30 of my Lightroom Presets that I use for both my commercial portraits and my coloured gel work.
Over 50 pages of fully illustrated PDF notes on each of my key techniques outlined during the day.
What do I Need to Bring Along?
A laptop – It doesn’t need to be the most powerful machine around and if it can run Photoshop and Lightroom then it will be fine for the course.*
You will need to have Photoshop and Lightroom already installed – They don’t need to be the latest and greatest versions and Photoshop CS6 and above will be fine as well as Lightroom 4 and beyond.
A stylus and tablet is probably recommend but its down to personal preference. I will be using both mouse and tablet throughout the day.
A USB to transfer my files to your laptop and to take away the days presets, actions and PDFs.
*It’s worth pointing out that I am not adverse to people attending without laptops. I know I have previously been asked if people don’t own laptops can they still come to watch and take notes. I am happy for you to do this but please understand that this will still be a full priced place.