Online Video Walkthrough

Lost souls.

Level: ANY [suggested med-advanced]
Status: Open
Access: 3 months – strict.

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(5 customer reviews)




hours of BTS footage


final piece


Participation Requirements

To be a good fit for this behind the Lost Souls scenes end-to-end walkthrough, we would hope that you are:

  • Able to understand Photoshop layers and masks
  • Able to understand spoken English
  • Have a fair amount of patience
  • Have a vested interest in the “how” of this piece

It is a long process to get Lost Souls from idea to print, so the above criteria is really important. If you do meet all of the above criteria, continue onwards! 

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What’s in it?

Well, literally everything that it took to get to the Lost Souls final print! Throughout the videos, we’ll walk through the entire process which took almost 1 year, including the following steps:

Feb 2021

The Idea

The walkthrough starts right here, with literally just an idea. We sit together and I scketch out the thoughts I have in my mind.

Mar 2021

The Training

Oh yes, the training sessions to teach Alfie how to reliably hold that prop for photography are also included, warts and all.

Apr 2021

The Shooting

The BTS of the actual captures, including the flame.

May – Aug 2021

The Editing

The editing process was spread over several weeks to fit around my workload. From file selection through to scene composites, turning day to night, adding the candle, shaping the flame and more, everything is detailed in 11 videos (4 hours) of semi-tutorial, semi-BTS steps.

Sept – Nov 2021

The Printing

This image was destined for Print Comp, so nailing the print of such a heavy, dark scene was always going to be the highest priority. We print, amend for the last time, and then print some more. We also run through the BTS for photographing the prints.

Jan 2022

The Awards

As the results are released we will update the titles and awards that have been given to this image. So far we have 2x HM (fine art, pets) and 1x Silver Award + Finalist (fine art) in international competition.

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Are you a Trainer?

This section is new, and strictly enforced:

Trainers, Influencers & Coaches

Unfortunately, due to repetitive, frustrating and demoralising situations occurring regularly over the past two years, we’ve had to make the decision to refuse access to any individual who offers, or plans to offer, photography, editing or business training to other photographers.

There are exceptions to our new no-trainer rule that we’re happy to make, but only if we’re contacted before membership registration to approve the sign-up.

“This has been one of the single hardest decisions I personally (Jess) have ever had to make. Over 50 different people have blatantly, unapologetically and aggressively stolen or skimmed content, workflows or resources in the past 18 months alone. Never again.”

We will always protect ourselves and others in our position, just as we would expect others to do, and we check for misuse and fraud regularly.

All our content, techniques, resources, plan structures, included elements and pricing are protected. As a hard line, any plagiarism, content skimming or intellectual property theft will be pursued legally and details of the breach will be shared with the industry.

It’s a shame it’s come to this, but we know we’re not the only educators to have had to implement this protocol. Please be a good human!

If you pass the above terms then there are no course pre-checks, no delays, no approvals and no launch dates, everything is on your terms. To sign up, you just need to add the access to your basket and checkout.

During checkout, you’ll be asked to create an account with an email address and password – make a note of these, you’ll need them to access the course. After checkout, your access starts then over on our dedicated Course platform, courses.thattogspot.com.

You can take a look at our other online courses here. 

Please note, this is a self-learning course so please try to make sure you have a good internet connection before starting! Access is for 3-months as standard. For lifetime access to enrolled courses, check out the Memberships.

What others said about the walkthrough:

5 reviews for Lost Souls Access

  1. Alfred Passer (verified owner)

    A wonderful insight into the creation, planning and execution of a project from the artists perspective. To be sure there are many practical shooting and editing tips here but the greatest value is seeing the process from start to end. You can apply theses concepts to anything. A veritable roadmap. Very well done Jessica

  2. Renate Zuidema (verified owner)

    Amazing little course and a view in the behind the scenes from this amazing photo!! It is so nice to have a look on how it all started with a idea and how it all came together in the final image! This is a big inspiration for me on how to work out ideas from myself into a ( hopefully ) succes. Next to that, as a doglover. it is also very nice to see how Jess is training with her dog and there are even things that i learned how i could improve with my own dogs and tricktraining. Thanks Jess!!

  3. Lynn Busse (verified owner)

    Jess walks you through the entire process including all the thought processes, training, photoshooting and editing in minute detail. It is an incredible journey to witness seemingly first hand. Not only is it chockful of valuable learning material but it is highly inspirational. I am looking forward to creating something that is even a fraction of how beautiful and meaningful this image is. I can’t thank Jess enough for taking the time to share this with us. Well worth the (small) investment!

  4. Federica Repossi (verified owner)

    An immense world to explore, accompanied step by step by an exceptional photographer. His meticulously explained work really makes the students of his school grow.

  5. Sue Woodcock (verified owner)

    A fantastic journey so carefully planned with step-by-step precision. Not only is this wonderful to watch, but it is also packed full of new skills and learning concepts. The whole experience draws you in and makes you wonder what you could do if you put your mind to it.

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How long do I get access for and can I extend this?

Access to the lessons is set at a specific length of 3 months by default. We would recommend scheduling time into your week to complete the content and make detailed notes as you move through.

Extensions are not permitted for this course as standard, but you can get lifetime access connected to an MTog membership if you need additional time.

How is the content delivered? Can I download the videos?

The lessons are delivered as videos that are viewable on any device. All video content is in Ultra HD 4k format, hosted securely away from this website for page speed reasons. The average file size of a lesson on this website is around 10GB and therefore downloading video content is not an option.

Can I access the lessons in any order?

The first time you work through the videos, Jess would prefer it if you followed the order that is provided. This is because the content was created to be delivered in that order, and future videos will refer to things in previous videos.

However, this is a freeform walkthrough, so if you really want to, you can jump about and miss sections as you wish.

How is this different to your YouTube videos?

YouTube is a platform governed by an algorithm, and as such, videos there are planned, constructed, edited and delivered in a specific way. Each video is short, fragmented and covers a teeny topic as quickly as possible with as little information as possible to get the topic explained.

Jess doesn’t cover the steps involved in this workflow in the same level of detail anywhere else.

Do I have to sign up within a specific time frame?

No – this is not a gated enrolment. You can enrol for the walkthrough at any time, though any discount codes are likely to be time-restricted. The deadline for the code, if you have one, will be where you found the code (for example, in an email).

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