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DRAMATIC PORTRAITURE

& RETOUCHING WITH PHOTOGRAPHER CHRIS KNIGHT

" Straight to the point. A lot of practical advice. Sufficiently technical. Lots of inspiration to try new lighting, posing and building a photoshoot from the ground up." Ricardo G

AND RETOUCHING WITH CHRIS KNIGHT

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LEARN THE SECRETS TO EMPOWERING PORTRAIT SESSIONS

" Lots of inspiration to try new lighting, posing and building a photoshoot from the ground up." Ricardo G

DRAMATIC
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CREATE A LUXURIOUS EXPEREINCE

PHOTOSHOP & LIGHTROOM
EMPOWER YOUR CLIENTELLE
EMPOWER YOUR CLIENTELLE
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FOR PHOTOGRAPHERS

THAT LOVE PAINTERLY PORTRAITS

A LIGHTING MASTERCLASS  

LEARN PRECISION LIGHTING FROM CLASSICS

FOR RETOUCHERS

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A MASTERCLASS IN DRAMATIC PORTRAITURE

 

LEARN HOW YOU CAN CREATE DRAMATIC PORTRAITS

Shadow, Emotion, Mood, Storytelling; all of these are foundational elements of dramatic portrait photography. For photographers aching to improve their grasp on the tools of dramatic portraiture, knowing where, and how to start, can puzzle even the most sophisticated of artists.

 

We created this tutorial to give photographers of all levels access to Chris' wealth of knowledge of the classical painters like Rembrandt and have translated this painterly approach into a series of chapters and sections that unlock all of the steps and processes you need to hone your lighting and craft your shadows.


ESSENTIAL FOR PORTRAIT PHOTOGRAPHERS

 

PRO EDU partnered with Chris Knight, one of the best in the portraiture industry, to provide you with the highest quality educational experience possible. Chris shares his approach to using light, shadow, and mood to tell the stories of his subjects. This portrait photography tutorial focuses on the methods to understand and craft light, and is perfect for photographers looking to take their portrait work to new levels.

 

 

LEARN STEP-BY-STEP HOW CHRIS CREATES PAINTERLY PORTRAITS

GEAR & LIGHTING

We've dedicated several hours of this tutorial to cover all of the gear and lighting that Chris uses on a day to day basis to create his work. You will learn all of the gear and modifiers he uses to craft light and shadow around his scene.

CLASSICAL

You will learn to use the classical lighting examples derived from the masters to re-create lighting with a painterly feel. Go in-depth with Chris as he re-creates a classic painting with modern day figures.

 

 

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PHOTOSHOOTS

 

In this tutorial you will see complete photo shoots from beginning to end that cover the concept, the styling, the wardrobe choices, the lighting design, the posing, and everything afterwards to bring the images to life.

 

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RETOUCHING

In this tutorial Chris shows his entire workflow for a select amount of images in each session giving you all of his small decisions that add up to his signature look. Download the RAW files in your downloads folder and follow along in Photoshop.

 

 

ONE OF THE GREATEST PORTRAIT TUTORIALS OF ALL TIME

Few things move viewers like the emotion and mood of a well-executed dramatic portrait. Chris takes you step-by-step in this all-inclusive walkthrough of his advanced portrait light workflow. The story-telling centrality of his method lies in the understanding that crafting light should help to fulfill the narrative, not the other way around.

 

 

  • About Advanced Lighting For Dramatic Portraits
  • Step-By-Step Lighting Diagrams
  • About Character Development For Your Subjects
  • The History Of Photography
  • How Chris Directs His Talent
  • How Chris Poses Talent
  • The Do's and Dont's of Posing Subjects
  • How to Shape & Control Light
  • Chris's Art of Storytelling
  • How to Dodge & Burn
  • How to Color & Tone
  • How to Cleanup Skin
  •  

Download all of the RAW files and follow along with Chris Knight in this tutorial.

 

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WHO IS CHRIS KNIGHT

Chris Knight was born in Wiesbaden, Germany and hardened by the humidity of Florida. Chris combines his unconditional love of art history with his conditional love of technology, topping it off with a flare for the cinematic and an uncompromising eye for detail. His work has appeared in Vogue, People, MSNBC, ABC, Ocean Drive, GQ, and others. Chris is an instructor at Pratt Institute and the New York Film Academy.

 

APPLY THIS KNOWLEDGE INTO YOUR NEXT SESSION

What Is DRAMATIC PORTRAITURE?

Chris Knight approaches portraiture with an intentional approach to both light and shadow that allows you to improve and elevate your own portraiture. As a photography professor, her begins with the history of portraiture from artists such as Caravaggio, Rembrandt, and Vermeer. Chris then dives into a deep, hands-on exploration of light, shadow, and portraiture, offering numerous lessons and takeaways.

 

Who Is THIS For?

If you love portraits in any way, this tutorial is for you. Chris uses a historical foundation of classic lighting that the greatest painters of all times relied on while also incorporating a strong foundation of how to pose your subjects to tell a story. This tutorial has it all, which is why it's on our list of highest rated and top requested tutorials of all time.

 

What Do I Need FOR THIS?

The most critical programs that Chris uses in this tutorial are Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Lightroom. Chris teaches lighting and cameras to start the tutorial and teaches anyone how to use what they have to craft lighting with any modifier and brings everything to life in post from a RAW

 

 

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Unlock this video to see some of Chris' retouching and toning for this section of the tutorial. Enter your email to unlock.

 

  • ENGLISH + SPANISH

This tutorial comes with English Closed Captions and Spanish subtitles.

 

  • LENGTH

This tutorial is approximately 20 hours long and can be viewed here.

 

  • RAW FILES INCLUDED

Learn all of Chris' methods and perfect your post while practicing along with her.

 

  • DOWNLOAD + STREAM

Purchasing a tutorial gives you lifetime access to download or stream HERE.

 

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INVESTING IN KNOWLEDGE CAN RAPIDLY PROGRESS YOUR BUSINESS

 

Chris is one of the leading teachers in the industry and also teaches photography at the University level. Join this course to get a comprehensive, and step-by-step, look at his entire image creation process and learn how he re-created a classic painting with Kanye and Kim (actors.)

 

At PRO EDU we believe that learning from mentors and Working Pro's is the absolute fastest way to excel in anything. We believe that 80% of your success in business comes from about 20% of your knowledge and we go above and beyond to PACK these tutorials with as much real world, valuable experience as we possibly can.

We offer a 30-day satisfaction guarantee so if this product, or any of our products doesn't meet your expectations, we will find you one that does at no cost to you.

 

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Approachable Homework + Assignments

 

ONE BITE AT A TIME

 

We've designed this course for working professionals. It is designed for people with full time jobs. We understand that many of you have demanding full-time workloads, families, kids, and a busy life as a creative. This is why you have up to 12 months to finish the course, if you need. PLUS LIFETIME access to the tutorials.

 

The course is 6 consecutive weeks of assignments, Live Q&A's, and assigned work. If you cannot attend a specific Live Q&A, it is recorded for you and available to watch at your convenience. If you feel like you can manage the course, tests, and assignments on your own you can successfully manage to complete the course in a longer time period, if you wish.

 

The course and the Cinema 4D Software will be available for up to 12 months from the start of the course as well. So if you would like to take this course at your own pace, the PROEDU.io platform is designed to allow you to take your time and finish assignments on YOUR SCHEDULE. All students that complete the course will be issued a certificate of completion from PRO EDU and will have the option to take the Maxon Cinema 4D Certification Exam to test their knowledge in the application.

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In addition to the 3 CGI For Photographers tutorials that are part of your weekly tutorial homework, we have made additional and exclusive video tutorials and content specifically for the certification preparation. This type of video content is unlocked each week and gives you additional content to help you prepare for the certification prep exam . This content broadens the Cinema 4D Application from just photography to give you a wider knowledge base if what is included and may contain special guest artists, interviews, and experts to teach you the fundamentals with up to date info.

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WHAT ARE THE HARDWARE REQUIREMENTS FOR C4D?

Cinema 4D requires specific hardware in your computer to complete the course assignments. We recommend you check the Maxon System requirements HERE before purchasing the course to ensure that your computer's hardware and software meet the minimum requirements.  

 

  • Windows:
    Windows 10 64-bit on Intel or AMD 64-bit CPU with SSE3 support

  • macOS: 10.14.6 or higher with 64-bit CPU running on Intel-based Apple Macintosh or on Apple M1-powered Mac, and 4 GB RAM.

  • To run future releases of Cinema 4D on Mac, you'll need at least macOS 10.14 and a supported Mac system with at least macOS GPU Family 1_v3. You can check the Metal compatibility in the macOS System Information, Graphics tab.

  • We recommend updating to macOS 10.15. There are a number of enhancements to Metal in the latest macOS which will improve the performance, stability and interaction with the viewport.

WHAT GRAPHICS CARD DO I NEED?

In part of this tutorial, Dustin teaches and incorporates Octane Render engine by Otoy as his preferred render engine. While this isn't mandatory and there are other options for render engines, this is an additional cost of approximately 20 Euro's per month to use the Octane Render Engine for some of the lessons. Octane is not part of Maxon Cinema 4D and is an option for a render engine type. In this course, teacher's from Maxon will introduce Maxon's internal render engine and you will have free access to Cineversity to learn how to use Maxon's render engine.

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WHEN DO I GET THE C4D LICENSE?

You will receive access to your Cinema 4D license 7 days before the start of your course start day. You are welcome to begin a free 30 day trial before th

DOES RED SHIFT RENDER ENGINE COME WITH THIS?

Students have the option to purchase their Maxon student license package when they register for the class with 3 options. The REDSHIFT and MAXON ONE versions of the course come with the REDSHIFT Render GPU Engi

WHAT ARE REDSHIFT'S HARDWARE REQUIREMENTS?

  • Microsoft Windows: 64-bit Windows 7 / 8 / 10
  • Linux: 64-bit distribution with glibc 2.17 or higher
  • Apple macOS: Big Sur (11.0) or higher - currently in beta

3D Applications Supported

  • Autodesk Maya (Windows, Linux): 64-bit edition. 2014 or later
  • Autodesk Maya (macOS): 64-bit edition. 2016.5 or later
  • Autodesk 3ds Max (Windows): 64-bit edition. 2014 or later
  • Maxon Cinema 4D (Windows and macOS): 64-bit edition. R17 or later
  • SideFX Houdini (Windows, Linux): 64-bit edition. 17.0 or later
  • SideFX Houdini (macOS): 64-bit edition. 18.0 or later
  • Foundry Katana (Windows, Linux): 64-bit edition. 3.0v1 or later
  • Blender (Windows, Linux): 64-bit edition. 2.83LTS or later

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  • Processor with SSE2 support (Pentium 4 or better)
  • For Windows and Linux: NVIDIA GPU with CUDA compute capability 3.0 or higher and 8 GB VRAM or more
  • For macOS: "Navi" or "Vega" AMD GPU or later and 8 GB VRAM or more. See GPU list below
  • Single GPU

Recommended Requirements

  • 16 GB of RAM or more
  • Core i7 or Xeon equivalent, 3.0GHz or higher
  • For Windows and Linux: NVIDIA GPU with CUDA compute capability 7.0 or higher and 10 GB of VRAM or more. We recommend an NVIDIA Quadro, Titan or GeForce RTX GPU for hardware-accelerated ray tracing
  • For macOS: "Navi" or "Vega" AMD GPU or later and 8 GB VRAM or more. See GPU list below
  • Multiple GPUs
  • Windows and Linux NVIDIA GPUs

List of supported AMD GPUs for macOS (11.0+)

MacBook Pro

  • Radeon Pro Vega 16/20
  • Radeon Pro 5500M/5600M

iMac

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  • Radeon Pro 5500XT/5700/5700XT

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  • Radeon Pro Vega II / Vega II Duo
  • Radeon Pro W5500X/W5700X
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  • Radeon RX Vega 56/64
  • Radeon Pro WX 9100
  • Radeon VII
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Are CGI Tutorials Part Of This?

Yes. All 3 CGI tutorials in the CGI Bundle are included in this course, for life. You will be granted access to the 3 course bundle during orientation. And NO, we will not send them to you early.

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This course is fully refundable within the first 48 hours after registration. After the 48 hours the course is refundable 50% up until 30 days until the start of the course and 0% refundable within 30 days from the start of the course.

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No. All Maxon software and licenses are to be used for educational purposes only and are NOT for commercial use. We ask that you register for this course with the intent to learn the software and upgrade to a commercial license if and when you being to receive commercial work. The software has the full capabilitie

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"This was the first PRO EDU tutorial I bought and watched. It showed me how tutorials can be made: with great content, excellent teachers and a great production level. The lessons are great, Chris Knight has the technique needed for perfect photographs and the teaching skills we see lacking in a lot of instructors out there. I learned everything I use in my photography from him." Joao H

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Dramatic Portraiture | Lighting, Styling, Posing, & Retouching

Shadow, Emotion, Mood, Storytelling; all of these are foundational elements of a dramatic portrait. For photographers aching to improve their grasp on the tools of dramatic portraiture, knowing where, and how to start, can puzzle even the most sophisticated of artists. We’ve partnered with Chris Knight, one of the best in the portraiture industry, to provide you with the highest quality educational experience possible. In this new tutorial, Chris takes you step-by-step in this all-inclusive walkthrough of his advanced portrait workflow. The story-telling centrality of his method lies in the understanding that crafting light should help to fulfill the narrative, not the other way around.
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