Painterly Portraits

By Richard Wood

Painterly Portraits

(10 customer reviews)

$129

Award-winning creative & illustrative portrait photographer, Richard Wood, is back with a series on creating profound, soulful and timeless portraits to be cherished by your clients for generations to come. Painterly Portraits is all about contemporary portraiture crafted in the style of the old masters. So what is the secret to Richard’s award-winning images? Light!

In this extensive series, Richard shows you how to set up and achieve his 6 signature lighting setups to produce that moody Rembrandt-style look. Read More

 

Included in this Bundle:

What’s Included?

13 Hrs, 07 Mins

of education to watch at your leisure. Follow them in order or skip around!

60 Videos

within 6 full-course and 17 mini-courses

6 Downloads

5 Lighting Diagrams and 1 Natural Light Set-Up for Painterly Portraits.

Downloadable Course Material

5 Lighting Diagrams and 1 Natural Light Set-Up

Painterly Portraits

Award-winning creative & illustrative portrait photographer, Richard Wood, is back with a series on creating profound, soulful and timeless portraits to be cherished by your clients for generations to come. Painterly Portraits is all about contemporary portraiture crafted in the style of the old masters. So what is the secret to Richard’s award-winning images? Light!

In this extensive series, Richard shows you how to set up and achieve his 6 signature lighting setups to produce that moody Rembrandt-style look. First, he’ll take you through a one and two light Rembrandt set up to help you understand which shadows to look for and how to define the details in your image. Then, he’ll show you a two-light “bonnet” setup where you’ll learn how to wrap your subject in soft, beautiful light. Learn how to combine these setups to create a more contemporary look, and add in a small modifier to emphasize the emotion and expressiveness in your image. Lastly, master the essential technique of shaping natural light to create timeless portraits without any studio lighting.

For every lighting setup, Richard also brings you through his post-production process so you can see how he retouches for each lighting scenario. Don’t forget to download the lighting diagrams included in this course to help you recreate these setups in your own space!

This is what portraiture is all about. Learning to capture your clients to create iconic family heirlooms can be extremely lucrative for your business – and if you’re looking to advance your awards & accreditation work, understanding Richard’s eye for light will bring your portraits to the next level. Master the art of creating painterly portraits, and get closer to those elusive silvers and golds.

10 Reviews

“This has been a game changer for me. I’ve gone from being afraid of photoshop and sifting through images that were just so, so to learning skills that are taking my photography to the next level. Richard has an amazing calm teaching style that has helped me so much. I can’t wait to see what I learn next from him!”

Christy P.

“I put the skills from this course into action today at a shoot and I can not be any happier with the results. I never knew I could achieve this look so effortlessly with a few small tweaks to my usual set up”

Andrew D.

“Richard is an amazing teacher!This class is a must have for anyone wanting to create painterly portraits. The lessons show several techniques for the most critical pieces of the process so you can find what works best for you. Thank you Richard for another great series of instruction!”

Karin C.

“AMAZING! Simply the best class I have ever purchased. So many helpful techniques, creative insights and brilliant instruction by Richard. Thank you so much Richard for your amazing work and teachings.”

Rachel M.

“This is the most useful tutorial I have ever purchased. I found many new techniques and the tuition is presented in a very clear, well organized manner. I love that he guides you through the creation of the picture as well as the edit. Thank you!”

Emma F.

“Great tutorials, but It would be better if he could demonstrate more modeling shoots and/ with people of color.”

Clarence S.

“Richard's style is the extreme opposite of how I normally like my pictures. It is because of this Yin and Yang that I felt drawn to the concept of painterly portraits. And what a beautiful path of learning have I started on. Thank you Richard for the perfect pace in which you go through your teaching. It suits my learning very well and I have today looked around for space in which I can spread out my wings and practice this type of photography. Again, thank you for the creative stimulation!!!”

Stephan N.

“Brilliant tutorials! Sound lighting instruction! Great post processing techniques and totally worth the price of admission! Richard is an amazing instructor and always provides a ton of value with his courses! Do yourself a favor and skip that next piece of gear you've been eyeing and invest in this course!”

Ted O.

“Love love love this! I’ve watched so many tutorials, but these editing techniques are like nothing I’ve seen before. Richard is truly a brilliant artist.”

Maria S.

“Its amazing as I knew it would be...well worth buying if you are a fan of this style.”

Alastair B.