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Fantastic Workshop Helps You Master the Timeless 1940s Glamour Shot

We’re not in the habit of sharing full workshop videos during the week. The way we see it, most of you are at work right now (we sure are) and don’t have time to watch a one and a half hour workshop at your desk (we sure don’t). Problem is, this 1940s Glamour Portraits workshop by Robert Harrington can’t wait.

If you are at work and unable to carve out the necessary 90 minutes right away, at the very least bookmark this, because it’s a fantastic workshop that portraitists aren’t going to want to miss.

As Harrington sees it, the glamour portrait is almost singlehandedly responsible for elevating actors to ‘star’ status, making them symbols of success and luxury worth, at least in recent years, obsessing over. The effects of this style of portraiture still reverberate in the day and age of E!News and TMZ, although the portraiture itself has changed drastically.

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Harrington shows you how to bring this “Hollywood Look” back to your portraits. And even though you won’t want to use it every single time, the classic glamour shot is something every portrait photographer should have in their bag of tricks alongside more modern techniques and styles.

Starting with the history of the glamour portrait, Harrington goes through a step-by-step walkthrough that shows you how to photograph and post-process one of these portraits to perfection.

So check it out for yourself at the top, and don’t hesitate to leave any feedback, additional tips or sample glamour shots of your own in the comments down below.

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  • Frank McKenna

    This is a fantastic tutorial. A little long but well worth it.

  • JM Luis

    Relatively simple, very easy to understand.

  • Stephen

    I watched the first hour of this last night, and I’ll watch the post-processing segment later today. Thanks for posting this on PetaPixel.