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Painterly Tones & Editing

This class is an exploration of the soft painterly edit.

As we are learning we have visions to create something. I always get my inspiration from movies. I create drawings of mine and then make time for play shooting, or wait for the perfect client to walk through the door.

It starts with light & styling. Choosing the correct aperture that you can enhance blur in the right places. Pick your tones and print. This look is perfect for dance and creative romantic portraits.

Join me as I walk you through my process of setting the image tone from RAW file to Photoshop and then to choosing the final tones and colors.


  1. Hi Sue, I’m not sure you still answer this thread but I just watched this wonderful video and was wondering if you use the same filters when you shoot a more “casual style”. Many of my clients don’t really want the big fancy dresses and I find it difficult to use these filters when they are wearing a normal shirt and pants for instance. im not sure if the more “artsy” style fits with casual. Thanks!!

  2. Gorgeous image Sue!!! Love love love!!! That dress is divine! The green colour tone is gorgeous! They both look gorgeous 🙂 I’ve done an image similar with my son that was prem, love it, will forever cherish it.