Includes: Educational Training Photoshop Edit 3 Magical Overlays
“FIRST, I want to take you through the process of: finding the right light for your story, considering location, purposefulstyling, color theory and its role in evoking emotion and posing THEN we will move onto the Photoshop edit.”
6 Videos (Total Playing Time 1 hr 17 min)
Photographing with Intent (Part 1 & 2)
Photoshop Hand-Edit from beginning to end (Part 1-4)
3 Magical Overlays
Capture whimsical childhood stories
How to take little ones, pose them and get them to co-operate happily
Snowy Photoshop edit
STEP BY STEP EASY TO FOLLOW ALONG
* Working Knowledge of Photoshop Recommended
What others are saying
I recently enrolled in the Winter Magic Course from Master Creative Photography. It was very well done. It started with explaining all the work and the thought processes that go into all the details behind the scenes before ever picking up a camera; planning for location and lighting, time of day, color palettes and posing ideas, all the way through to the final editing process.
I learnt so much, and can’t wait to play with all my new knowledge. The editing videos were so well explained, every time I found myself wondering why or how something was done, Nicki provided a fantastic explanation of what the tool was, what it did, how to use it and why. This is a great resource for photographers trying to develop their fine art photography style and abilities.
Crystal Bartholomew / Seek Wool and Flax
This is a fabulous, easy to understand, informative course! There is something here for all levels of expertise, from beginner to pro. Master Creative Photography provides basic editing tips for Photoshop (including some WONDERFUL overlays) as well as insight into color theory and selecting cohesive elements for a balanced and consistent image that relays emotion and story. I have certainly gained a better understanding of “photographing with intent.” The four-part editing tutorials are clear and detailed. I learned several new techniques, and I have been using Photoshop for several years! I definitely recommended this course to anyone who wants to better understand how to capture and create beautiful, impactful, story-telling photography.
I was fortunate enough to be selected as a tester for this amazing tutorial, and to leave an unbiased and honest review. I would class myself as an intermediate Photographer with basic Lightroom and Photoshop skills. Nicki’s teaching style is very straight forward and super easy for any beginner to understand, but with plenty of in depth knowledge to make it interesting and really worth taking the time to listen and watch. There was plenty for me to learn, from beginning to end. The course is well structured, and I love that it’s done in sections, so it’s easy to go back to a part you want to revisit. I’m sure I will be back many times to re-watch, and try and incorporate the beautiful editing style Nicki shows here into my own work (if I’m ever so lucky to be able to create a stunning image like this). Thank you so much Nicki and Michelle!
This course surprised me with the amount of information that was included. Not only did it show me how to recreate my very own version of this beautiful photo with the overlays that were included but I learned some incredibly useful tips about planning for a photo. Each time I do a photoshoot I always have a certain vision in my mind and tend to match outfits accordingly but this course gave me a new perspective on how you really need to consider more than just the clothing so that everything comes together perfectly to match the image you have in your mind. Things such as the type of light (I never even heard of blue hour before), coordinating colors, posing, location and styling all play an important role to help you achieve this. Not only did the course give a good background on setting up for the shot you want to take but it had excellent step by step guidelines on how to then create the photo in photoshop. I personally learn much better being able to watch someone firsthand so being able to see the editing process from start to finish was exactly what I needed which enabled me to learn several little tricks that I didn’t know before. Seeing how to use different tools in photoshop, shortcuts and exactly what to do with overlays as well as stock images and where to find them was a great learning experience for me and a process that I very much enjoyed. I am so excited to see what I can create with the knowledge and tools that I have received from this course. Thanks again, I look forward to more in the future!
The editing process in Photoshop is only one piece of the puzzle when it comes to Fine-Art Photography.
I want to take you through the process of creative inspiration, finding the right light, composing and capturing the moment FIRST. Otherwise the temptation is to think all the magic happens with editing software, when in reality, so much of it happens in-camera.
Once you have a great RAW image, all the enhancements you do in Photoshop will be hugely rewarding. You will then have a work of art to show the world!
Join us for the full adventure!
I was with Nicki, on-location for this photoshoot. The more little ones are involved in the story, the more helping hands are needed. I grabbed a couple of snaps so you can see what things looked like from my vantage point. This is one of the quickest ways to learn!
Nicki and I put our heads together to see what was needed for the editing part in the form of overlays. Together we created some resources to help take your work to the next level. Enjoy!