Some more images from our dance competition this weekend. I had a pretty good angle, and shot wide open with my 70-200 at ISO1600. Perfect for indoor stuff. I had a touch of color balance to correct from Tungsten, but my batch process fixed them all up. Great images ladies!
I’ve been experimenting with textures as a way to enhance images. It’s all the rage in senior portraiture.
Here are a few examples with my favorite senior:
The process involves choosing a texture image (such as a photograph of wallpaper or some random rust pattern), creating a layer of that above the subject, varying the amount of opacity (how much of the subject shows through), tweaking the opacity to emphasize facial features, and editing the final mix for impact.
I’m so used to “clean” images with great urban backgrounds that I don’t naturally think of texturing an image. But it’s another way to creatively process images to create a unique portrait that conveys a completely different message than the original shot.
I just started offering prints on metallic paper, 3/4″ standoff (black foam) mount, and printed directly on aluminum sheet. These textured images on aluminum will be amazing!
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This week I hosted a lovely family for a some casual portraits in my new studio.
Here are some great shots of the family in denim, which went very well in high-key white background as well as our wonderful 110-year-old brick walls in our old school building studio!