Wednesday, July 6, 2011

grace under pressure. (photography)

a while back i posted a blog with an HDR image, that was my first day of HDR imaging...
grace under pressure has pushed me far past my comfort zones. these zones involved basic and beautiful portraiture. what i've been pushed to accomplish for them is a far bigger feat then my normal editing session. this process leaves a client between 2 to 6 images in the end, but images that take almost 3 - 4 hours to complete (each one). this world is otherwise known as HDR & Photoshop Airbrushing. a technique so new to me, that i just learned it all about 3 weeks ago before taking on this project for GUP.
but please understand, my background in design and art go way back - since i was like 2 years old, and up to when i was in grade 12 and in all art courses offered through my high school. i built all these photos from scratch, using different brushes and tools in photoshop CS5 to create the effects. I literally painted them on to the photo to make this waste land of a photoshoot appear more than human (almost super natural) with a tinge of cartoon/draw effect, these were originally shot at Crescent Beach.

HDR and Airbrushing is not something i offer to my clients, as I am a photojournalist and i like it that way - but I will be opening a band and musician section of my business this summer i hope that will offer these services to clients as they are time consuming and costly.

i hope you enjoy these. man - if only you saw the originals. these are also watermarked differently than i usually do because - yep, you guessed it - it's a different style to my photography and dosn't fall under the lifestyle photojournalism section.

- bella



































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