Jim Divatale discusses the different types of on location shoots you are about to experience.
Because of fluorescent lights and mirrors, Jim sets up a custom white balance and fires off some test shots as he preps his shoot, finds the right perspective, and color tests.
After setting up the remote trigger, Jim continues to test and change his camera settings to get the best-looking shot without the need to add more lights.
Jim shows you what he will do with some of his test shots in Camera Raw before merging them into Photoshop as Layers to create the commercial look he's after.
Jim repositions his next shot. Now that his camera is set up how he wants it, he's free to get the shots he wants without the hassle of having to remove stuff in Photoshop later.
Jim takes the next set of shots into Camera Raw to show you his process again, using the color balance shot from his first set.
Part of Jim's commercial shoot package includes professional headshots. Learn Jim's lighting set up and camera settings he uses to get that clean, professional look clients want.
Jim takes you through his processing workflow for his portrait shot.
Jim creates some nice close-up shots that enhance what this client has to offer over similar businesses. These shots help make his work even more valuable to his client.
Jim's close-up shots provide a way to enhance the business overall. During the post-processing, Jim shows you how to also take this portion of your shoot and create some artsy shots.
Jim creates a special shot to enhance this client's offering. While this particular technique may not work exactly the same way for every client, it's a great creative idea to have in your arsenal.
Creating the special effect shot that Jim had in mind when on location – creating a background and making selections.
Now that all the selections are made, Jim brings the 5 photos he selected together with his background to finish this special piece that illustrates motion.
Jim shows you how to get a good shot for a client whose work mostly relies on examples, like a lawn care, landscaping, pool, or other outdoor lifestyle company.