This e-videobook is based on Alex Koloskov “Mastering Splash” masterclass. It includes 4 hours of video from the class as well as additional information about the the gear used and shoot specification. The full version of the e-book also includes a step-by-step post-production in Photoshop.
Create a Masterful Photograph
We call it a masterclass, not a workshop and there is a good reason for this. To me a ‘masterclass’ is a short, but powerful insider look at everything it takes to create a masterful photo. This masterclass is different and unique from what you’ve seen before. I’ll show you how to create images that are true portfolio worthy masterpieces, not just an average “nice photo” you’d expect to see from a workshop. This masterclass will show you how to get the true WOW shot. The one that gets you hired.
Learn from the Pros
You’ll learn how to create an outstanding photo, but you will also learn how to access your own remarkable vision so you can go home with the skills to create even more amazing imagery. To get a better idea what of our technique, you can take a look at the images below. I’ll show you how to create an AD shot of the real product “wrapped” by liquid splash. In other words, I’ll show you how we utilize a splash to get a remarkable shot of the product. The shot you’d expect to see on a magazine cover.
Table of contents:
Part One: Technical requirements for action photography. Flash impulse characteristic explained. Different types of strobes are tested: canon Speedlite, Einstein E-640 and AlienBees AB 800. 45 minutes video.
Part Two: Different techniques for throwing liquid for different splashes. What liquids can be used to get the best result? How to create a good-looking “milk” splash. Color gels and how they can be used to create a dramatic image. 45 minutes video.
Part Three: Perfume shoot. One hour video.
Part Four: “Yogurt and strawberries” shot. One hour video.
Post production: Creating the perfume final image: full post-production with video and step-by-step guide. Original PSD file with layers included. Two videos included.
Bonus material: Tips and tricks on how the Yogurt milky splash was created. Original PSD file with layers included.
You will learn how these images were created: we’ll walk you trough the whole process of gear selection, lighting setup and splash creation to a final step of a post-production.
The complete masterclass video with post-production, which includes step-by step Photoshop guide and 2 additional videos explaining retouching process can be found here: Mastering Splash Masterclass