Photographing Men With Jeff Rojas

Photographing Men With Jeff Rojas

4 Seasons

Jeff Rojas shares his theory and workflows for photographing men in this comprehensive video course. Covering styling and posing, lighting, composition, and retouching, Jeff breaks down his process for conveying confidence and masculinity in a series of distinguished studio portraits. Using simple one and two-light setups, Jeff offers easy-to-understand processes for controlling and shaping light best suited for male subjects. Take advantage of this overlooked genre of photography and create value for your work by specializing in an untapped market.

Photographing Men With Jeff Rojas
  • Commercial Portrait-RAW Processing

    Episode 1

    With production complete, move forward into the retouching phase. Follow photographer, Jeff Rojas, as he examines his top selects from the male portrait shoots, culling down to his favorite images to be retouched in Photoshop. Using Lightroom, learn about Jeff’s RAW processing approach. Leverage ...

  • Commercial Portrait-Basic Cleanup

    Episode 2

    Begin the retouching phase of your commercial portrait using Photoshop. Join photographer, Jeff Rojas, as he identifies a variety of areas across skin, wardrobe and backdrop that will need cleanup. Use the power of Photoshop’s patch tool and spot healing brush to eliminate high areas of contrast,...

  • Commercial Portrait-Frequency Separation

    Episode 3

    For this phase of retouching, leverage the power of Frequency Separation to create, natural, even and textured skin tone for your commercial portrait. Follow photographer, Jeff Rojas, as he dives deeper into retouching the subjects skin, hearing best practices using this method of Frequency Separ...

  • Commercial Portrait-Background Cleanup

    Episode 4

    For this step, focus on cleaning up the background of your image. Using Transform, the patch and clone stamp tools to create a seamless, distraction free background.

  • Commercial Portrait-Black & White Conversion

    Episode 5

    For the final phase, bring your image back into Lightroom for a black and white conversion process. Manipulate color within your Black and White mix to create the perfect gradation and tone to finish this modern, standout male portrait.

  • Cinematic Portrait-RAW Processing

    Episode 6

    Begin the process of retouching the final image in this series - a Cinematic Male Portrait. Follow photographer, Jeff Rojas as he prepares the RAW image in Lightroom making balanced and targeted saturation adjustments. Using the Develop module, learn to process your RAW images for optimum retouch...

  • Cinematic Portrait-Basic Cleanup

    Episode 7

    Jump into Photoshop to begin retouching a cinematic male portrait. For this wider, landscape portrait shot, quickly jump through skin and wardrobe cleanup using the patch and clone stamp tools.

  • Cinematic Portrait-Lighting Effects

    Episode 8

    In this phase, focus on creating lighting effects in post. Using Photoshops elliptical marquee tool, gaussian blur filter, curves layering and blend modes, to create targeted lighting effects for your image. Learn to build a basic composite for realistic and dynamic effect.

  • Cinematic Portrait-Creative Overlays

    Episode 9

    Continue to add dynamic environmental elements to enhance your cinematic male portrait. Using samples from PRO EDU’s Creative Overlays pack, create smoke and haze elements to create dimension and atmosphere. Add texture and more story elements to enhance the look and feel of your imagery. Leverag...

  • Cinematic Portrait-Liquify

    Episode 10

    For the final phase of retouching this Cinematic Portrait, use Photoshop’s Liquefy toolset to continue styling the subject in post. Make subtle, nuanced adjustments. Take a moment to reflect and recap the process as you complete this Cinematic Male Portrait.

  • Closing Thoughts

    Episode 11

    Congratulations on completing Photographing Men with photographer Jeff Rojas. We challenge you to go, do, create and then share your results within our community. We would love to hear your feedback. Keep asking questions and seek out constructive criticism as you develop your skills as working, ...