Posing and expression guide

6 Apr

Shot making faces is a project on human expression. Most people interpret the project as making funny faces at me. In reality, this is a great opportunity to practice the whole range of human emotion you are capable of projecting. The shoot can be as fun or as serious as you would like it to be.  There is a lot of room for creativity and I will actually be using this project as a test shoot to find subjects with exceptional chemistry with my shooting style.

To show my sincere interest in this photo series, I have put together brief reading material  related to the  session to give us creative direction. Please note the images in this post are free usage and not my own, I hold no copyright over them.
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Breathe Deep Super Stevie

5 Mar

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Model: Steve Angeles

Thanks to my good buddy Steve for this very moody chill shot

Mark Davis

10 Feb

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Model: Mark Davis

Deandre Chisolm

8 Feb

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Model: Deandre Chisolm

Kameron Andersen

7 Feb

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Model: Kameron Andersen

William Collins

6 Feb

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Model: William Collins

Retouching Tiers – a comparison

6 Feb

Retouching takes a considerable amount time, attention, and detail. The final step in the workflow process for your final images is here. To help understand the difference between the tiers, refer to the above photo. Click on it for larger version.

  1. Original – the photo as shot
  2. Basic – light and color corrections applied
  3. Medium – Skin retextured with blemish and dirt removal
  4. Full – enhancing light and shadow to bring out relevant detail

Please note that my post-process does not involve over-smoothening which often results in a barbie doll-like surface which looks unnatural. I try to retain your skin’s natural complexion so your photograph more resembles you.