I am writing today to share some notes on some editing I have had to do on portrait photography. Often the pictures taken in a given photo shoot are merely fodder for later retouching. This means whatever photo grab takes place on a given day is what the photo editors for the rest of creation have to work with. The stylists and makeup artists should keep in mind the end sum is not just that day’s effects. But all too often people forget that.
The popularity of “Mad Men” should have convinced you that the Sirk era of mod-con stylishness has lines that just don’t die. Insofar that this era brought into being the modern motifs of advertising message and visual style before weighing price, quality, or utility, the congruence of photography art and late 1950″s and early 1960′s design and fashion makes excellent subject matter.
The resultant image had a shutter freeze blur that appears artistic to some people and could look very attractive in a framed portrait. I was switching between museum and micro settings because I wanted to see how much flash the micro setting generated at 5X digital intensity into the field. the varying image files to choose from each had benefits and drawbacks. Experience with the finished cropped and reduced file result helped me choose the right one.
Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, but fashion is in the eye of the crowd. Fashion photography and fashion markets demand a lot of image volume of high quality and big concept appeal. But while photo spreads for fashion layouts take place before publication, there is a little known fact about fashion and textiles: the calender is always at least two seasons in advance.
A lot of different details combine to make a valuable and effective fashion oriented photograph. Many fashion websites, newsletters, and business cards or stationery graphics demand stylish upgraded images choice for templates and printed material. Why shouldn’t your work be one of those choices?