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Nino Batista is a model photographer in the United States. His work is regularly seen in lifestyle and men's publications the world over, including many international editions of Playboy, FHM, and more.
Here Nino walks you through various shooting scenarios he uses to create his work and how those environments need a different focus when retouching skin.
Each shoot has a story. Nino is known for shooting outdoors but that doesn’t mean he doesn’t take things into the studio. For this shoot, Nino was working for Playboy New Zealand. How will the workflow change with this shooting environment?
Culling and shot selection are super important to Nino but in this situation, that selection is premade. Working for publications and others often give them the lion's share of the decision making. So here Nino talks about what needs to be done on the image selected.
Dodging and burning helps minimize the effects of depth in various skin textures. Focusing on these micro effects helps polish the overall image without reshaping the image completely or losing textures. Toward the end of the clip, you will see Nino use dodge and burn uniquely.
Nino’s frequency separation techniques can often give you pause. Watching it fully develop is key. Nino has a unique ability to know where he is going instead of thinking about what is right in front of him at the moment.