The ZSE and Portraits.

I am often asked, “Blake does the ZSE work with Portraits?”

It sure does!  I don’t tend to think about it as does it work with this genre or that, I think about everything regarding the workflow process.  What do we need to edit?  Tone, Color, and Artistic Effects.  If you stick to that routine on every genre, the Zone System Express can work on any photo!

In this webinar, I will show you how it works on a portrait using a stock image from  You are more than welcome to follow along.  You can download the image here.

Download the Image

What would a webinar with me be without technical difficulties right?

There are two videos, the first is the webinar, the second is the Question and Answer session because I broke the program somehow… typical!

The Webinar

The Q & A


  1. Another great webinar, Blake! It will be even more beneficial to me the second, third or fourth) time around. Thanks for providing the image as well.

    • Thanks, Lynn! I am thankful for Pexels. That site rocks. I appreciate you taking the time to watch the webinar. Oh technology, it is great when it works.

  2. Each month I look forward to this! You always succeed to make me think . What we do with it is up to us, but eventually we will pack our parachute in a good way.

    • Awesome! I learned so much packing parachutes. My boss was a bit rough around the edges, but an incredible man. I didn’t always know what he was doing during his mentoring, but now as I look back, I can see it. He is a genius.


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