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  • Step 5-Lens Identification

    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

    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

    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 ...