Good Morning Everybody,
Well, we landed safe and sound yesterday and are enjoying the sights, sounds, and flavors of Las Vegas. This year's Photoshop World is shaping up as one of the biggest shows ever and we can't wait for all the excitement to begin on Thursday! FYI...Since I'm posting from Las Vegas time zone the East coasters will see the post a little later than usual.
Anyway, let's get to it today. I've got a pretty cool tutorial, but this time around, I've added a small live video. LaDawn and I had to giggle - I'm no Steven Spielberg and it shows, but hey, it's still good information, so I hope you enjoy it. Please, no emails about my lack of cinematic skills ;~)
Have you ever looked at an outdoor portrait and were just inspired by it's beauty and utter simplicity of it's final composition. Many times it's the photographer's creative use of background elements in the scene. That may include foliage, flowers, soft colors, selective focus, anything that enhances the final image but especially the portrait subject.
This tutorial discusses just that topic. I'm reviewing creative use of aperture, focal length, and ISO to create extremely pleasing backgrounds for our portrait subjects. I recently photographed 4 beautiful young ladies for a client of mine. I loved the results as did my client. In today's tutorial, I'm going to walk you through that shoot. I'll discuss choice of clothing, color, back ground selection, why I choose the various locations and discuss the finished result. Hit the PLAY button below for the rest for the story.