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.