Composite Workflow & Studio Lighting With Renee Robyn

Composite Workflow & Studio Lighting With Renee Robyn

5 Seasons

Photographers often struggle to blend subjects into backplates shot at separate times with different variables. Renee Robyn teaches how to read, understand, and recreate lighting in backplate images, so you can properly capture a subject in the studio. Renee then demonstrates her post-production magic to blend studio and location captures into a seamless and impactful story-driven image.

Composite Workflow & Studio Lighting With Renee Robyn
  • Introduction

    Episode 1

    Welcome to Composite Workflow with photographer and retoucher, Renee Robyn. For this series, focus on tackling the challenges of lighting for compositing workflows. Learn to analyze background plates and build lighting with intention for an optimized post workflow. Develop a firm foundation for c...

  • Step 1- Light Source

    Episode 2

    In this first step, follow retoucher, Renee Robyn as she explores and explains the importance of understanding the source of lighting for your images. Using Photoshop, learn to leverage the threshold tool to see lighting within existing plates. Hone your ability to evaluate lighting sources in re...

  • Step 2-Light Direction

    Episode 3

    With an understanding of how to identify the source of light within an image, focus on how to isolate its subsequent direction. Learn to evaluate bounce light, shadows, highlights, and reflections across a series of landscape and interior backplates. Understand the relationship of subject and env...

  • Step 3-Light Quality

    Episode 4

    For the third step of studying light for a compositing workflow, learn to analyze lighting quality. Using Photoshop, follow retoucher Renee Robyn, as she reverse engineers and diagrams lighting setups across a series of backplate scenarios. Learn to evaluate what lighting gear and modifiers would...

  • Step 4-Light Temperature

    Episode 5

    In this stage of lighting study, focus on light temperature. Learn how to evaluate more backplate examples in Photoshop, to determine what lighting and modifiers will enable you to capture cohesive color temperature in camera. Explore the usage of CTO gel and white balance manipulation when light...

  • Step 5-Lens Identification

    Episode 6

    For this stage of the process, learn to examine a backplate and identify the lens used during image capture. Maximize EXIF data to learn what aperture, ISO, and shutter speed were used to understand the image perspective, depth of field, compression and rolloff. Build on this knowledge to establi...

  • Step 6-Subject Placement

    Episode 7

    In this final step of the lighting checklist, put all of the steps together to understand the intricate and inextricable relationship between the lighting of a background plate and your subject captures. When creating your own custom backplates for compositing images, learn the value of creating ...

  • Backplate Practice

    Episode 8

    In this section, put the theory into practice. Follow retoucher, Renee Robyn, as she applies the steps of the lighting checklist process across four different images. Use Photoshop to identify lighting source, direction, quality, temperature, lens identification, and subject placement. Hone your ...