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Wednesday, May 23, 2007
Basic Portrait Polishing
Simple retouching steps help the client concentrate on the concept of the shot instead of the odd insignificant blemish
When I finish a portrait photo shoot, all of the images are in a state that I consider not ready for sharing. At this stage, I'm only willing to show thumbnails to the client for reviewing composition and the general look. Before a full-sized image goes out for review, I give the photo some basic polish, or toning.
Wednesday, May 23, 2007
The Ultimate Black & White
New technology and techniques are giving rise to the ability to create the best black-and-white images ever
There's something magical about watching an image develop on a piece of photo paper in the developer tray…to see it go from just a blank white piece of paper to becoming a photograph is what many photographers think of when they think of black-and-white photography. That process of watching the image develop is what got me hooked on photography over 30 years ago, and black-and-white is where my heart really lives, even though I've done more color work professionally.
Tuesday, May 22, 2007
The Art Of The Up-Res
Getting beyond the limitations of your camera's native resolution is an art and a science
Don't let anyone kid you; size really does matter—when it comes to digital capture, that is. But what you do to get that size is even more critical. Before we get to the process, let's cover some ground rules.
Contender: Nicholas Mele
It can happen in an instant
Contender: Cindy McDaniel
Going underwater for an unpredictable look
Contender: Martin Christopher
“Angel Face” was photographed for a local hair salon’s ad campaign
Contender: Bruce Roscoe
Meticulous attention to the lighting creates strong chiaroscuro and a dramatic effect
Contender: Kevin Ziechmann
Reality and photography collide in this self-portrait
Contender: David Miller
Rendering a split look in a “Frankenstein” photo
Contender: Jeff Nadler
Black and white film and natural light gave this image its distinctive look
Contender: Jessica Christie
Capturing emotions and creating a retro look
Contender: Laura Bello
A little bling and vibrant color demand a viewer’s attention
Contender: Dhrumil S. Desai
Style and substance came into play in making this warm-toned black and white portrait