nowheremangraphics

Liquify… Not Just For Touching Up Models!

January 26, 2011

Most of the time you see the Liquify tool being used to fix unsightly or just distracting bulges in a model. In this photo I used it quite differently. Here’s how.

Maddie

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Post-processing Tutorial – Porcelain Skin

January 19, 2011

I’ve received a lot of questions lately about my post-processing on this series of photos. Specifically how did I get that skin tone? Here’s my process.

McKenzie

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McKenzie Fashion

January 18, 2011

McKenzie

I also did some traditional fashion photos with McKenzie. I’m ecstatic with how these came out. McKenzie’s skin just GLOWS when you put light on it, and she’s an amazing model. Seriously, she just makes photographs look pretty. Getting nice photos of her is just too frickin’ easy!

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McKenzie Jump!

I had the idea for this shot in my head and chatted with McKenzie who helped me realize it.

Jump!

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My Favorites of 2010

January 4, 2011

Everyone’s doing it, and I meant to do it over the past few days and just haven’t had a chance. Partly because we just got back from Portland. When we left we had meant to bring Sarah’s computer and got down there to realize that it was still back home. Doh. So anywho, here’s my thoughts on my photography in 2010.

2010 was a pretty big year, and I can’t narrow it down to only 1 photo. If I could it would probably be this one. It’s really the first portrait I feel like I’ve ever taken that really captured the person, rather than the person how I wanted them to be.

Life for the Living
Life For The Living

I “set up” this shot in the sense that I loved the natural light coming in through the big window, and I wanted my mom to sit where I could can see her recently-deceased husband’s photos on the wall. What I didn’t expect was for my mom’s cat to jump up on her lap, but I went with it. It’s one of those moments that wasn’t planned, but made the shot for me.

Over on the “weird portraits” side of things, I just couldn’t make up my mind on these two shots. Both of them I saw in my mind’s eye before taking them, but they ended up being better in reality than I could have hoped for.

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