Hi there just sharing a project I’m doing using shadows and lighting this is like the first part of the series just using one light and shooting at mainly between f/11 to f/22 to get that dark background and the subject lit up with the strobe.
Obvious I use my kids for this one and I had to spend a lot of money on sweets to get them to do this haha….Oh well being a father is real hard sometime.
Reason for me doing this is well when I first started out in photography this is what I wanted to shoot not just plain shots with flat light but with shadows to give it that depth, last year or so I’ve gone away from that since I’ve been using flash lights in my shoots.
So from now on people will know this is my style of shooting for portraits, that shadow look for my kids portraits are not the only way . It usually depends on how creative can you get with the shadows and how many lights you use.
Check out my first shadow portraits which to me give the images more depth, what do you think?
Hey there I apologize for not getting this post up a day later than my previous one, I had some internal problems I needed sorted out.
Ok finished with the apology let’s get with the reason I’m posting at the moment. Here’s the original images and the finished image…pretty good right lol…yep blowing my own trumpet as usual.
I used Photoshop and the tools I used and filters were, high pass, desaturation, hue, color mode, overlay mode, channel adjustment, photo filter etc.
Patient is another key to creating an image like this, you also have to give it a pop look too. Also another secret to composite images is the lighting and selection if these are done right then you won’t have a problem.
If you have any questions about any of my images please feel free to contact me and I ‘ll be happy to reply.
Here’s the image:
Hey there guys just wanted to share a new image I created, I had a fantasy theme this time.
I use to do this a lot a few years ago but got so busy with photography and the learning part of it, that I didn’t have anytime, so here’s the first of many I hope you like it.
The next post which will be tomorrow I’ll show you the before and after image with a more detail on what I did to create the image and why I used the light color tone.
Hi people sorry for taking soo long to post another blog, I’m quite busy at the moment with the business and the marketing, I finally got some free time to do this. This post is more personal to me because its shots of my family.
My wife wanted zero Photoshop done to these photo’s meaning no filters or dogde and burn techniques but straight honest shooting, I did talk here into let me fix the colors and do a little healing brush on the photos, so that was alright, but the rest is just natural.
Outdoor for most of my portraits I usually use a reflector but when we were shooting it got a bit dark so I had to use a Softbox to generate some artificial light. We shot about hour an a half and I got some goodd shots, and anyone who shoots there own family know’s how hard it is to get your kids to be serious and stop laughing at each other.
Usually I pick the photo’s I want to put on the wall but my wife who has the final word let the kids pick the own, which is pretty funny when they have different taste to you.
Remember these are only single portraits we are doing the full one in a few days with a mate of mine, who is also a photographer.
So check it out pretty basic compare to my other style but my wife and the kids love it. So if the client is happy then you’re happy.