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A 52 Week Project | Monochromatic/Achromatic/Color Portraiture

Week 26: A Series Of Purposeful Retouches

As it goes, we have come across a new week and I have created a new portrait using natural light, but decided to go a different route in the way of motivation and purpose for it.

It is no big secret that outside of beauty shots, I am opposed to makeup like Superman hates kryptonite. I love to play and experiment, but I do not believe that the makeup I apply changes the beauty that is me, and in an effort to work on the other, really important side, of portrait photography, I decided to work on my retouching skills over my my pre-shoot set-up and appliance application techniques.

For this shot, I decided to use the same window from last week (and why not, I spend so much time at work anyway). Since I am here at the golden hour and my window faces the sunrise, it is a perfect venue for a shot.

Once I got the RAW image in PS, it was time for the real work to begin….

Currently, I am working on a video, which will serve as my other 52-Project for the week since the techniques were vast – experimental to tried and true.

So, without further ado, here is my very simple portrait shot for Week 26 of this portraiture project that is completely retouched to become the portrait I wanted it to be.

The rules I have laid out are simple – 1) these portraits can be of myself or another model, but cannot be the same image as my other project; 2) There must be a lighting element – whether my studio lights or a consciously planned shoot using natural lighting from the golden hour, etc. The key being consciously planned – no “on a whim”, point the camera at someone and call it complete. These will be portraits per the definition:

por·trait
/ˈpôrtrət/

Noun

1. A painting, drawing, photograph, or engraving of a person.
2. A representation or impression of someone or something in language or on film.

Synonyms
picture – likeness – portraiture – portrayal – effigy

My goal is to expand my portraiture abilities and processing as well as direction I give others while also working on my creative muscles and my own personal style, which I believe to be shooting what I like to see!

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Enjoy!

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