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Creating Fashion Portraits in Photoshop, Going to New York

by dav.d

In the old days of photography a lot of the creativity was spent in the dark room with chemicals and dodging and burning. Today, a lot of the creativity is spent behind the computer with Photoshop. I’ll confess, Photoshop can be fun and creative but it can also be a bit of a chore in the case of retouching skin for people. This post has some of the fun and creative shots created in Photoshop.

I photographed Hunter a while back and I have posted one or two Photoshop composites before. I have a few hundred photos I could use. It is fun to find a model who has a great wardrobe and some time to spend in front of the camera. It gives me the chance to practice my Photoshop skills. Photoshop composites are for everyone and I need to get to a level where they are consistently amazing.

Hunter's Fashion Shoot in Studio and Added to a City Scape

Hunter’s Fashion Shoot in Studio and Added to a City Scape

Two of the backgrounds are stock photographs designed for practicing Photoshop skills. It is still on my bucket list to travel to a number of locations, including New York, to just photograph the city and build up a library of my own background images. I also like to photograph a variety of models in studio so I can use them in my composites. Hunter is one of a few that I have worked with. I’m always open to working with other models so if you are interested contact me.

Hunter added to a scene in New York. Yay for stock photography!

Hunter added to a scene in New York. Yay for stock photography!

The big challenge is to show the model’s feet in a photograph. It is pretty easy when there are no feet. Once the feet are there you have to paint with shadows and highlights and colors to make everything real and convincing. That is why I practice.

Hunter on the Brooklyn Bridge

Hunter on the Brooklyn Bridge

And I know I have made these promises before, but I am going to try and keep up the blogging so come back and check out the website.

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