Compositing in Photoshop opens a world of imagination and gives you the tools to channel your inspiration directly through your fingertips. In this class, Aaron Nace will walk you through a shoot to show you how to play with size and scale to create a fantastical image. Aaron will teach you about directing light so that the combination of images share matching light sources; posing models correctly to achieve your vision, and diving into photoshop to carefully composite the photos and walk away with something that could only have been imagined.
For over five years, Aaron Nace has been teaching photography and photo manipulation to millions of users across the world at every skill level. Initially a hobbyist while earning a Bachelor of Arts degree in Industrial Design from North Carolina State University, Aaron’s expertise in Photoshop developed rapidly. His creative portfolio of retouching, compositing, and conceptual work grew quickly, and he soon became a globally recognized Photoshop master. His images have been published on MSNBC.com, AOL.com, and The Huffington Post. Ever since, he has been committed to sharing his methods of creative conceptual photography both online and in-person.
In 2011, after three years of teaching online seminars to small groups of students, Aaron launched Phlearn.com, a photography and Photoshop tutorial website different from all the rest. Slated as the Internet’s photography personality, Aaron has single-handedly created hundreds of in-depth, high energy tutorial videos that have reached a community of millions of students worldwide. Aaron and the ever-growing Phlearn team make learning photography and Photoshop a dynamic, personal, and engaged experience for all of its users. Phlearn was one of CreativeBloq.com’s 10 Top Photoshop Resources in early 2013.
In addition to managing Phlearn, Aaron works as a professional retoucher, and his client list includes some of the world’s top photographers. He is on the board of the Midwest APA and has taught seminars at B&H’s Event Space in New York City, the Apple store on Michigan Avenue in Chicago, the Lowepro booth at the PhotoPlus Expo, and on numerous industry websites such as Fstoppers, [Framed], and Practical Photoshop Magazine.
Aaron is excited to continue making creative conceptual images, teaching and inspiring students at every level, working with amazing artists of all kinds, and becoming a resource for anyone interested in learning photography and Photoshop. To see his portfolio, check out www.aaron-nace.com, and to join the Phlearn community, visit www.Phlearn.com for new daily content.