Since I started offering my clients glamour photography, I have had the opportunity to play around in photoshop.
Photoshop is a much debated topic in the photography industry and in the media in general. You have probably seen the Dove: Evolution of Beauty commercial among countless others.
Personally, I only use Photoshop as a tool to help me emphasize a clients best features and to make some minor corrections in exposure. I try to get everything correct in camera such as cropping, sharpness and colour so that my time in post production is limited. I ensure that the lighting and posing is used in the most flattering way. Now the only exception I make to this rule of limited editing is when I am creating a Fine Art Print. I am still working on what the name of this special edition print should be. But it is a part of every Beauty Portrait clients photo shoot. Each client is guaranteed to see at least one of these prints from their photo shoot. These are my favourite photos to edit, so much so that during the shoot, I am already thinking of which images would be an ideal Fine Art Print.
The process starts before I even have a client in front of me, and this is going to sound weird, but I go out with my camera which at times is just my iPhone and I photograph anything that looks interesting in front of me. It could be a texture or even a pattern. These are called overlays or textures. I use them as a layer overtop of the client image and they add some really unique features that add light, colour and a feel to the image. I love it!!
But it doesn’t end there. When I have these overlays in Photoshop that is when I can really change them up by inverting, lightening, darkening them. It really is a lot of fun.
And of course, these Fine Art Portraits are matted on a beautiful white mat and can be presented to you in a custom black silk folio keepsake box along with all the photos you select from your session. The digital photo accompanies the printed image.
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