Masterclass with Pratik Naik & Dennis Møller

Artist & course information

Date - 12-13th august, 2017, Copenhagen, Denmark

Pratik Naik - Solstice Retouch is a commercial and editorial retoucher, working with top photographers,
ad agencies, brands, networks, the film industry, editors of magazines, art directors, and other facets of the photography world. He has 9 years of experience as a high-end retoucher, and has also been working in Photoshop for over 16 years. 

On the side, Pratik is also a retouching educator, with experience on all levels, from intermediate to advanced high level skill sets. Pratik’s ability to demonstrate and communicate concepts, examples, and techniques is what makes him possible. His work with clients all over the world allows him to effectively communicate the world-standard when it comes to retouching techniques and mindset.

Dennis Møller - Dennis Møller Photography is a commercial, fashion and still life photographer working with international brands and agencies.
trained in classical lighting at the photography school in Viborg Denmark. With a background in graphic design, art direction, photography and retouch he has a strong sense of composition and colour.


- Get a better understanding of all the classical portrait lighting setups
- Get hands on experience and the time to play around with strobe lighting.
- Learn compositing lighting and what to be aware of.
- Learn the entire process and techniques of retouching focusing on beauty and commercial photography.

This workshop is for everyone.. It is not only for advanced and experienced photographers. 

Course information

Day 1

Day 1 is all about the lighting!
We will cover the different classical portrait lighting and the more sophisticated lighting setups used for composite photography. We will go from a single strobe to 4-5 strobes to create different moods and feels throughout the day. You will learn to figure out which lighting to use on different faces and why!
Every workshop participant will get the chance to experiment with the lighting setups taught during the day so bring your camera setup. 
You will also get notes on all the lighting setups covered on day 1 so you can practice or just use them as a inspiration.
We will also cover the teamwork between the retoucher and the photographer during a beauty shoot.

You can't fix bad lighting.. So why not get it right in the first place? .. 

Day 2

Pratik Naik will discuss the entire process and techniques of retouching focusing with great attention upon beauty and commercial retouch. 
He will showcase his techniques and explain the process behind the practicalities of retouching, including the why and when specific retouching methodologies are employed. This practical and thorough series will teach you how to retouch beauty, fashion and commercial shots to make it naturally perfect while not being digitally obvious. 

You will learn everything from redefining lips, sharpening eyes, perfecting the face features, adding and removing makeup, adjusting skin tones and the most challenging hair correction as well as creating the background and elegant lighting adjustments to produce that “high end magazine” output.

This makes for a thorough and complete learning tool. You walk away with the knowledge needed to competently evaluate an image, envision the result in the mind’s eye, plan the process and execute the work needed to achieve the vision.
You will get to watch and follow along with Pratik as he retouches images while having him look over your shoulder ensuring that you are able to follow along. 
You will also get a chance to ask questions along the way. You can also bring your own files and question as we will be saving additional time at the end to ensure your individual questions are answered in case you have ones that relate specifically to your work. 

You will watch and follow Pratik retouch an image while explaining and afterwards get the chance to retouch on your own laptop with Pratik looking over your shoulder.

what to bring:

- Camera and lenses. A tripod will not be used.
- Laptop with photoshop and a wacom (or mouse if you don't have a wacom) 

book here

Date - 12th & 13th August, 2017
Location - Copenhagen, Denmark
Seats - 15 people

Previous workshop reviews

Thank you for at exciting workshop.
It was very educational and definitely worth
spending the hottest day of the year in the company of skilled and professional people.
Bella Kotak’s creative ideas was a big inspiration and Pratiks magic in Photoshop gave me a some new tools to bring home, which is already implemented in my daily workflow. 
It was well organised, great to meet up with fellow colleagues and the level of teaching was high!

I can’t wait until Dennis is arranging the next workshop where I definitely will join! 

— All the best from Christina

Thank you for another awesome workshop!
The high technical level was so inspiring and fantastic.
It's difficult finding good workshops in Denmark with such amazing talents that makes it interesting for skilled photographers.
It's so fantastic that you are able to bring all of these talented people to Denmark

Pratik is in a league of his own and very inspiring. Both of the times i've attended his workshops you've arranged in Denmark has been the most educational and inspiring regarding retouch and workflow i've ever attended in Denmark. 

Hats off for everything you are doing for our business! 

— Bjarni