Posts Tagged ‘portrait’

Sep 29, 2014

Flash Photography For Selfies

Svengali

Svengali

As I learn, flash photography makes you look more masculine because the light is so hot. It creates very deep and sharp shadows. I had to pull them out with Photoshop, but that’s how it’s done. It emphasizes a man’s jawline. LOL. However, it’s hard to keep your eyes open with the flash and look natural. Oh well, Halloween’s coming up. Here’s my Svengali look. LOL.

Jul 29, 2014

Flowers! by Eastfist

Flowers! by Eastfist

Flowers! by Eastfist

Juxtapose and it becometh art.

Jul 29, 2014

Late Bloomer Flower Portrait

Late Bloomer by Eastfist

Late Bloomer by Eastfist

I don’t invest a lot of time practicing how to use my Nikon D3200, but when I do, I make the most of it.

Jul 18, 2014

Macho Man Self Portrait Series

Me as Rockstar

Me as Rockstar

Me as Rockstar

Me as Rockstar

Me as Rockstar

Me as Rockstar

Me as Rockstar

Me as Rockstar

Me as Rockstar

Me as Rockstar

Me as Rockstar

Me as Rockstar

Me as Rockstar

Me as Rockstar

Me as Rockstar

Me as Rockstar

Me as Rockstar

Me as Rockstar

Me as Rockstar

Me as Rockstar

I’m using either just the on-camera flash or using a standing key light. With the flash, the light is so bright, it actually “flattens” out your face and makes it look wider that it actually is. So what you have to do is go into Photoshop and deepen those midtones, in essence, model out your own face again. With the standing light, I just wanted to see if I could get that highlight on the top of my hair. Now that I know it works, I need a reflector so I can fill in the shadow in the front, since the light doesn’t reach my face.

Hey, it’s a learning process. I’m not ashamed to admit it.

Jun 26, 2014

My Sexiest Selfies Yet

One of my better selfies

One of my better selfies

I was digging through my old photos and retouched it with some more understanding of levels. You really have to create that wide range of shades, otherwise it will look flat, as it did out of the camera. Even though I set up the lights intending it to look a certain way.

Apr 22, 2014

Model Lea Portrait Photoshop CS2 Smart Sharpen Demo

Model Lea

Model Lea

I am impressed by the results of Adobe Photoshop CS2 Smart Sharpen filter. Yes, I know the software is ancient, but it was a much needed upgrade from my CS1. What’s cool is that you can sharpen individually the shadows or the highlights. Granted, if there is major motion blur, you won’t be able to “restore” the sharpness. You’re photo exposure needs to be at least decent.

Sep 24, 2013

Selfies Sept 24 2013

Finally putting use to my knowledge of the camera. When taking self portraits, you need to use smaller aperture so you get a deep depth of field. The idea is that you will have a better chance of (more…)

May 22, 2013

Marketability of Standard Head Shot Portraits

I wonder if I can cash in on giving aspiring models standard headshots like this: (more…)