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Who is this photography workshop for?

This Julia Kuzmenko photography workshop has been designed specifically for people wanting to know the techniques, the approach and the workflow of Julia Kuzmenko; for people who desire to learn her style of shooting, her post-production with Photoshop technique and her creative vision who made her famous.
A Julia Kuzmenko photography workshop dedicated to the newest, more sophisticated and more advanced photo editing art techniques with Photoshop applied to fashion photography, beauty and portrait... designed and developed by Julia Kuzmenko.

Professionals, photography amateurs, graphic designers, post-production experts, printers, photolithographers, will find this photography workshop very interesting and inspiring.
All the techniques explained by Julia Kuzmenko are compatible with Photoshop version CS2, CS3, CS4, CS5, CS6 and CC7.
It is essential to have a reflex camera and a good knowledge of Photoshop and (included the use of layers and masks).



 


 

The Julia Kuzmenko workshop is held in English and translated into Italian.
The workshop may be translated into any other language according to the needs of the attendees. For more information: segreteria@mariannasantoni.com

 

 

 

High End Retouching work with Photoshop by the photographer and photo retoucher Julia Kuzmenko. During this course she will show similar techniques of image editing with Photoshop.

 

What you can learn

WORKSHOP PROGRAM

 

The creation an image of Julia Kuzmenko from beginning to end:

from the click to the retouched image.

 

Taught by Julia Kuzmenko, this photography workshop will cover industry standard working strategies used in fashion shooting and in high-end retouching of beauty/cosmetic and fashion advertising from start to finish.

Let's discover a new approach to fashion photography both from a technical and an artistic point of view.

This very practical workshop with the photographer Julia Kuzmenko is a must for those who want to take the mystery out of using strobe lighting and unveiling the secrets behind the charm of some fashion images.

 

From the look and makeup of the model to the creation and management of the lights. From the interaction between the photographer and the model to the choice of the "right" picture. From the RAW optimization to the most advanced retouching techniques... studying the entire process of the Julia Kuzmenko work from start to end.

 

Over the two days Julia Kuzmenko will be covering how to use all sorts of modifiers such as soft boxes, the beauty dish, color gels, grids, etc... while working from an intuitive, feeling approach with an eye to the taste and contemporary trends of the fashion photography world.

 

The second day of class will be an in-depth of the seminar which Julia Kuzmenko will have held in Rome and Milan in November 2013, with practical exercises in the classroom and techniques applied directly to the photos taken the previous day, so you can see the entire process of Julia Kuzmenko work from A to Z.

 

Each participant will have the opportunity to experiment with different lighting techniques and you will be personally assisted by Julia Kuzmenko to receive tips and advice in relation to your personal style and errors.
It is absolutely forbidden to forget your camera :).

 


FIRST DAY
Tuesday, 12th of November 2013

Shooting day with models, make-up artist and stylist.

From 09:00 am to 10:30 am
THEORY: Analysis of some very crucial technical and artistic aspects that affect significantly the production of a photographer.

 

From 10:30 am to 01:00 pm
PRACTICE: Lights basics: analysis and construction of the first two diagrams light for beauty photography, fashion and portrait.

 

From 01:00 pm to 02:30 pm LUNCH BREAK

 

From 02:30 pm to 06:00 pm
PRACTICE: Analysis and preparation of other more complex light patterns for beauty photography, fashion and portrait. Test shots of all the attendees one by one under the guidance of Julia Kuzmenko. It will be very educational to see the kind of corrections and suggestions that Julia will give to each one according to the type of shooting style and interaction with the model.

 

From 06:00 pm to 06:30 pm Discussion / Summary

 

From 06:30 to 08:00 Free time & relax

From 08:00 p.m. to 11:00 pm DINNER TOGETHER

 

 

SECOND DAY

Wednesday, 13th of November, 2013

Day of accurate post-production on the shots taken on the previous day with practical exercises in the classroom

 

During this course Julia Kuzmenko teaches the best techniques and strategies of digital retouch with Photoshop applied to beauty photography, fashion and portrait, through the entire workflow from start to finish.


IMAGE ANALYSIS AND OPTIMIZATION
• Assessing the image before getting down to work
• Optimization of RAW files: correcting exposure correction and overall color of a picture in a Raw Converter and / or Photoshop

RETOUCHING SKIN & HAIR WTH PHOTOSHOP
• Correcting skin tones with Photoshop
• Professional retouching Photoshop tools, techniques and Actions for skin
• Removing blemishes and fine lines, reducing wrinkles
• Softening with Photoshop, evening out bumpy skin
• Removing flyaway hairs crossing face with Photoshop
• Removing flyaway hair around the head with Photoshop
• Fixing & correcting shapes with Photoshop
• Painting hair in with Photoshop
• Enhancing hair color and highlights with Photoshop

RETOUCHING FACES & DIGITAL MAKEUP
• Adding light and life to the eyes
• Adding digital fake eyelashes
• Reshaping and filling in eyebrows
• Brightening and color correcting teeth

FACIAL & BODY FEATURES
• Reshaping nose
• Reshaping jaw line, cheeks & chin
• Reshaping neck, shoulders

MAKEUP & FACIAL HAIR
• Cleaning up makeup: lips, eye makeup with Photoshop
• Removing upper lip hair with Photoshop

BODY & SLIMMING TECHNIQUES
• Correcting skin tones on the body with Photoshop
• Removing hair on arms and legs with Photoshop
• Slimming techniques with Photoshop

ARTISTIC TOUCH
• Applying artistic colors with Photoshop Actions, Adjustment layers & third party plugins

FINAL PREPARATION OF "THE EXECUTIVE"
• Preparing retouched images for uploading to the web and submission to magazines or clients
• Saving your retouched images (PSD, TIFF, JPEG) - good archiving habits


BONUS MATERIALS
You will be provided with the Julia Kuzmenko's Photoshop Beauty Actions, Brushes and retouching check- list, which will help you speed up your work, increase the quality of your retouching and form your own workflow.

 

 

 

WHAT KIND OF SHOOTS WILL BE DONE DURING THIS PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOP?

 

Different models will be available do to different shoots during the workshop:
- beauty images
- fashion images
- portraits

 

N.B. If the workshop will have more than 10 attendees (15 maximum), we will prepare two different shooting sets to allow to everybody to shoot with all lighting schemes explained by Julia Kuzmenko.

 

 


FULL TEAM ON THE SET DURING THE JULIA KUZMENKO WORKSHOP:

  • Julia Kuzmenko: will hold the whole workshop in English and translated into Italian (You can ask for a translation in every other language. For information: segreteria@mariannasantoni.com).
  • Marianna Santoni, technical and theoretical support both in photography and post-production;
  • Gaspare + 1/2 tutors at the attendees disposal;
  • translator/s (it depends on the attendees needs). For information: segreteria@mariannasantoni.com;
  • from 2 to 4 models a day;
  • make-up artist;
  • hair dresser;
  • stylist.

 

 

 

Beauty High End Retouching work with Photoshop by the photographer and photo retoucher Julia Kuzmenko. During this course she will show similar techniques of image editing with Photoshop.

 

Beauty High End Retouching work with Photoshop by the photographer and photo retoucher Julia Kuzmenko. During this course she will show similar techniques of image editing with Photoshop.

Beauty High End Retouching work with Photoshop by the photographer and photo retoucher Julia Kuzmenko. During this course she will show similar techniques of image editing with Photoshop.

Beauty High End Retouching work with Photoshop by the photographer and photo retoucher Julia Kuzmenko. During this course she will show similar techniques of image editing with Photoshop.

Beauty High End Retouching work with Photoshop by the photographer and photo retoucher Julia Kuzmenko. During this course she will show similar techniques of image editing with Photoshop.

 

 

Some photography works of Julia Kuzmenko

Fashion High End Retouching work with Photoshop by the photographer and photo retoucher Julia Kuzmenko. During this course she will show similar techniques of image editing with Photoshop.

Fashion High End Retouching work with Photoshop by the photographer and photo retoucher Julia Kuzmenko. During this course she will show similar techniques of image editing with Photoshop.

Fashion High End Retouching work with Photoshop by the photographer and photo retoucher Julia Kuzmenko. During this course she will show similar techniques of image editing with Photoshop.

Fashion High End Retouching work with Photoshop by the photographer and photo retoucher Julia Kuzmenko. During this course she will show similar techniques of image editing with Photoshop.

Fashion High End Retouching work with Photoshop by the photographer and photo retoucher Julia Kuzmenko. During this course she will show similar techniques of image editing with Photoshop.

Fashion High End Retouching work with Photoshop by the photographer and photo retoucher Julia Kuzmenko. During this course she will show similar techniques of image editing with Photoshop.

  See other works at: www.juliakuzmenko.com/

 

 

 

 

Who is Julia Kuzmenko

Julia Kuzmenko McKim is a professional Beauty and Portrait photographer, digital artistretoucher and educator. Julia is also an International College of Professional Photography (Melbourne, Australia) graduate represented by Aston Models Agency, Beverly Hills, CA.

 

It’s been about 7 years since Julia Kuzmenko started her wonderful journey into the world of Digital Photography and Retouching. Like many, Photography wasn’t the profession she chose right out of school. Julia Kuzmenko spent many years gaining her higher education and climbing the career ladder in the financial industry in Moscow, Russia but "I bought my first camera in 2006 and got completely swept away by my new passion for photography".

 

Julia Kuzmenko started taking pictures of family and friends at first, but in 2007 she quit her nice and very well paying Senior Accountant job at a multi-million dollar company in Moscow, Russia and went to Australia to studyCommercial Photography. Julia Kuzmenko started marketing herself in Melbourne right from the beginning of her Photography course, and very soon she was shooting for local small and big businesses, Australian musicians and record studios, and even became a staff photographer in an international modeling agency for 2 years.

After Julia Kuzmenko graduated from the International College of Professional Photography, she first went to Moscow, and later that year went to visit a friend in the United States, met her future husband, and has been living in America since then.

 

Julia Kuzmenko had dozens of publications in Fashion and Beauty magazines all over the world since then. Published her first book about retouching for Beauty, Fashion and Portrait Photography and is going to move to Los Angeles this summer :).

 

 

www.juliakuzmenko.com

 

 

 

 

Fashion High End Retouching work with Photoshop by the photographer and photo retoucher Julia Kuzmenko. During this course she will show similar techniques of image editing with Photoshop.

 

 

Who is Marianna Santoni

"Nothing is so difficult to not be explained in a easy way" 
 (Marianna Santoni)

 

Italian professional photographer esteemed as a Photoshop Guru, Marianna Santoni has won many prestigious awards in Italy and abroad. 
She is university professor, author of some publications and a member of the international narrow Wacom Evangelist group. Since years, she collaborates with the major international photography and digital imaging brands: ADOBE, CANON, NIKON, EPSON, HP, WACOM, X-RITE...
Marianna Santoni, and her team, have been promoting and spreading culture organizing training events connected to art, photography, post-production and communication.


Since many years she boasts international professional people and artists among her courses and events attendees.

 

 

 

 

 

 

INFORMATION

 

Timetable

Morning 
 
8.30 am - 9.00 am
9.00 am - 12.00 am
check-in 
Julia Kuzmenko, part I
   
Lunch  
12.00 pm - 1.30 pm  
   
Afternoon  
1.30 pm - 6.30 pm Julia Kuzmenko, part II

 

 


 

HOW TO REACH US

 


HOW TO REACH US

By airplain, train or car.

 

This Julia Kuzmenko workshop is in Foligno (PG), 20 Km far from Assisi.
The workshop location will beMarianna Santoni studio - Spaziomenosei - in Foligno (PG), Via Garibaldi 82.
We will change the workshop location in case of an high number of participants and models. In any case, it will be very close to Marianna Santoni studio. If the workshop will have more than 10 participants (15 maximum), we will prepare two different shooting sets to allow to everybody to shoot with all lighting schemes explained by Julia Kuzmenko.

 

The final location will be communicate to the attendees by email.

 

 

 

 

PRINCIPAL AIRPORTS

Italian Airports General Map

 

Perugia - Sant'Egidio (20 min. from Foligno) - Aeroporto Internazionale dell'Umbria (PG)

Daily flights from and to Milan Malpensa.

Low cost flights from London, Barcelona and many different destination.

 

Roma - Ciampino e Fiumicino (1 hour and half from Foligno)

Aeroporti Roma: Fiumicino e Ciampino

Direct and low cost flights from all around Europe.

Trains to Foligno.

 

Firenze - (2 hours from Foligno)

Aeroporto di Firenze

Direct and low cost flights from all around Europe.

Trains to Foligno.

 

Pisa - (2 hour and half from Foligno)

Aeroporto di Pisa

Direct and low cost flights from all around Europe. 
Trains to Foligno.

 

Ancona - (2 hours from Foligno)

Aeroporto di Ancona

Direct and low cost flights from few destination in Europe. 
Trains to Foligno.

 


 

BY TRAIN
The train station of Foligno is a national crossroads.

Many trains stop there and timetable are generally flexible for almost all destination.

It is located less than 10 minutes' walk from Marianna Santoni Studio.

 


Visualizzazione ingrandita della mappa


 

 

Fashion High End Retouching work with Photoshop by the photographer and photo retoucher Julia Kuzmenko. During this course she will show similar techniques of image editing with Photoshop.

 

 

 

What to bring with you

Please bring your basic digital camera kit, a backup hard disk to save your images and a laptop computer if you have one. Tripod is not necessary. If you are used to retouch your images with a pen tablet bring it with you.

 

At the subscription moment you will receive a confirmation email with the workshop ticketprint it and bring it with you at the workshop. It contains the bar code that will allow a faster check-in.

 

 

 

 

 

 

How to subscribe

 

"All inclusive" participation fee

The "all inclusive" participation fee is 1490,00 Euros + VAT per person

 

The fee includes:

  • a two days workshop in studio with Julia Kuzmenko;
  • free participation to the seminar in Rome and Milan;
    (N.B. the seminar contents are very similar to the theoretical part that Julia Kuzmenko will hold during the workshop and that will be more elaborate).
    If you already paid the subscription fee for the seminar and you would like to subscribe to the workshop, we will deduct the amount from the total;
  • speaker, assistant, tutor, models (from 2 to 4 models a day), make up artist, hair stylist and stylist fees;
  • a night in a 4**** hotel (if you need more overnights please write us to: segreteria@mariannasantoni.com);
  • two lunches and a dinner;
  • diploma signed by Julia Kuzmenko;

Extra fee for a companion in double room and a dinner: 55.00 Euros
If your companion needs to join us during the lunches, please write us to: segreteria@mariannasantoni.com;
Companions are not allow to the workshop.

 

 

SUGGESTED ITINERARIES AND ACTIVITIES FOR YOUR COMPANIONS:
Distances from the main important italian cities:

- the famous medieval town of Bevagna, Spello, Montefalco (10 km)
- Assisi (19 Km)
- Perugia (40 Km)
- Florence (188 Km)
- Rome (167 Km)
- Milan (478 Km)
- Venice (417 Km)

 

Suggested activities:

- The art of the ancient crafts: paper production in the Middle Ages, silk production in the Middle Ages ... and many other traditional crafts.

- Food and wine in the area: tastings at wineries and olive oil mills famous throughout the world, truffle and mushroom picking, chocolate course at Perugina Factory in Perugia;

- Sporting activities in the area: rafting, hang gliding, adventure parks, mountain biking, ice skating ...

 

The participation fee doesn't include:

  • the travel to reach the workshop location. You can ask to us about your transfer organization. Write to: segreteria@mariannasantoni.com
  • Everything else that is not indicated in "the participation fee includes"

 

Payments methods

After having filled the subscription form, you can pay the 380,00 Euros + VAT deposit using Paypal or Credit Card or Bank transfer.
Your subscription is confirmed when your deposit payment is done.
The balance of the registration fee must be paid by 10 October.

Two invoices will be issued: one for the deposit and the other one for the balance.

 

CANCELLATION/REFUND POLICY
If you cancel your subscription within October 10th you can obtain the total deposit refund.
Because of the complex workshop organization and the low number of participants admitted, if you cancel your subscription after October 10th you can not have any refund. In this case, you can find another person who come at your place.

 

 

 

 

Beauty High End Retouching work with Photoshop by the photographer and photo retoucher Julia Kuzmenko. During this course she will show similar techniques of image editing with Photoshop.

 

Places are limited

Subscription will be accepted until all placed are filled.
If you are interested in participating be fast with subscription.

 

ATTENTION!
Your subscription is confirmed when your subscription fee payment is done.
The organization can delete the seminar for force major or organizational and technical problems.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Want to know more

If you need further information ask us! 
We will be happy to answer your questions!
Write us an email or call us!


 

Gaspare Grammatico
Staff di Marianna Santoni

Cell. 348.4745970
comunicazione@mariannasantoni.com



In the picture: Marianna Santoni
with Gaspare Grammatico and Nino Lombardo (Marianna's Staff)