After several years of production, I created a completely new way to teach photography. It is called the Photo Serge Institute of Photography. It is a training curriculum that includes over 60 videos courses and over 30 practical exercises. It also includes actual coaching. For any level of photographer, from beginner to advanced, get honest feedback on your work and see how you can improve by strengthening your weaknesses.
Photography techniques, camera settings and composition from Paris to South Africa, New York to Los Angeles, no stone unturned.
Get a Diploma when you pass the final exam. Become a certified Master of Photography by the PhotoSerge Institute of Photography.
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Watch the 1st lesson right now! Camera Choice: What camera I’m working with. DSLR Canon T2I, Sony A7r3 and iPhone
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Beginner to Intermediate
Photoshop, Lightroom & Aurora
What camera I’m working with. DSLR Canon T2I, Sony A7r3 and iPhone.
What are the basic lenses? Understanding the focal distance.
Why you should not use it and how to start using your camera.
Understanding the depth of field in your camera and why it is an artistic decision.
I explain you what shutter speed is and the effect that different speed has on movement.
What is the use of ISO and why you should always aim to be at 100 ISO.
Example of use of ISO for shooting at night.
Let’s see how we can do a quick retouch on this 500 ISO photo and if the photo is usable.
In this video I show the different Auto Focus modes and what are their use.
In this video I show a practical example of a situation where you have no choice but to play with the ISO because tripods are not allowed.
In this video taken in New York at the Top of the Rock I show the different times of the day of the same scene, the amazing view of the Empire State Building form the Top of the Rock.
White balance is an arbitrary, it is an artistic decision, I show you various examples.
If you shoot JPG you let the camera decide of the white balance and in post production it decides of the retouching options, if you shoot RAW you get a lot more post processing options.
Learn the most fundamental rules about composition.
In this video I show you many photography techniques, we start combining everything we have learned so far.
I show you a classic retouch of that first sunrise shot from the hotel using the usual Lightroom tools.
Now we take the same photo and we retouch it using Aurora HDR to get a more spectacular result.
There was a lot more photos I got from this hotel window and I will show how we can use what we have learned so far on the rest of the photos.
Let’s see all the photos we got and do a classic retouch in Lightroom.
Now we take the best one we had and make it even better in Luminar.
In this video I show you how to do a HDR in Lightroom and how to turn on the light on the beautiful lamps of the Louvre.
I show you how to add fog using Luminar and why it is important to shoot where the nice light is. I had a lot of bad photos that morning too.
In this video I bring you inside of the Napoleon Apartments inside the Louvre and show you one of the most breathtaking hidden view of Paris.
I show you a really cool trick to make your interior photo shine.
One of the most unique view deserves a special Photoshop treatment to make it awesome!
After a nice sunrise let’s look at how to take photos in the fog when tripods are not allowed!
Let’s see what came out of this photoshoot, what worked and what didn’t work and how to retouch this night foggy photos.
"I was a professional Golf Player and looking for a new adventure in Life, I came across Serge Ramelli training and never look back. I now own of the largest Interior Design business in Spain with over 6 staff and we are the leaders of High End Real Estate in Spain and some other countries"
I retouch all day light and golden hour taken with the Canon Camera; I show you some cool trick to make Golden hour photo pop.
In this video I show you how to retouch sunset photos, and also we talk about composition and why some photos just don't work.
I will show you how I retouched the blue hour and sunset photos and what composition worked and what did not work.
In this video I will show you one of my favorite photoshoot I did in Cape Town's beautiful beach.
I have a very precise selection technique to see what is a potentially good photo and what is a bad photo.
Let’s go through all the photos that have one star and take the best of the best.
Now we finalize the best of the best.
Let’s retouch the two panoramas of that day and see what we can get out of it!
A behind the scene of my wife and I taking photos in New York.
Let’s first make a selection of the best of the best photos.
Let’s retouch the first photo and find the right sky or look.
A lot of sky replacement in this serie, because we have a great subject but poor light.
One of the best photography day in my entire life, behind the scene.
Let’s go through the selection and let’s create a nice composition of this amazing day in the Kruger Park.
Let’s start to retouch our 2 stars, we start off by a stylish, fast and easy look.
For the next project we have to install some skies.
Become an expert at sky replacement..
In this video I show you some photos from a roof top under the rain in New York.
I show you a work around if you cannot stick your panoramas in Lightroom because you don’t have the exact same focal on all your photos.
In this video I take you with me on the top of the Printemps one of the largest department store in Paris and one of the best view!
I’m going to show you what I considered a good photo and a new retouching technique including dramatic night black and white.
Let’s go back to south Africa on the top of the famous Table Mountain in Cape town.
Let’s do a short selection and see which one is usable and can have a potential with retouch.
Now we have a good selection of the potential let’s retouch the best and let’s do one more sky replacement for fun!
One of the nicest beach I have seen with great penguins.
Let’s go through another shoot and select the best one and let’s talk composition and storytelling!
Let’s retouch the boulder beach photos and make some awesome blue hour photography.
Let’s go back to Paris and take some photos around the Eiffel Tower.
Let’s see which photos work and which don’t of this Eiffel Tower evening.
Let’s retouch all the golden hours and play around with profiles!
We now retouch the blue hour section and sunset. In this one I will try to do a natural HDR in Lightroom compare to Aurora HDR and see which one I like better.
I will show you a technique of portrait that I love, it is kind of a movie poster and a mixture between portrait and landscape.
Let’s see what are the best shot we got and how to erase the assistant using the flash.
In this video I try different styles to see what would fit better.
Let’s do a more natural spring vibe portrait where the flash is optional.
Same technique but this time we go for a more natural result.
"I have watched almost every live video of Serge Ramelli retouching our raw photos. Seeing his workflow and creativity opens my eyes to new ways of editing. He's given me helpful advice how to improve and answers questions I have about photography. It has made a huge difference in my growth as a photographer. Thank you, Serge!"
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