Retouching a Portrait

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Custom retouched studio portrait.

Custom retouched studio portrait

One difference between amateur and a professional photographers is the ability to use Adobe Photoshop well.  I have spent years teaching myself and keeping up to date on the program.

Retouching might not be for everyone but if you are looking for expert results please contact John Whitehead Images.  I offer free retouching with all portraits.

Spring is coming and a great time for senior portraits.  If you are looking for something more than a yearbook photograph please give me call.  If you do not like the final images, you do not have to pay for them.

City of Harrisburg HDR Photograph

32 bit HDR image of the City of Harrisburg.

32 bit HDR image of the City of Harrisburg.

I created this image for a YouTube tutorial on how to make and use a 32 bit HDR image.  HDR or High Definition Recovery combines multiple like images of different exposures to create a single image with an tremendous tonal range.  This image will be for sale if you are interested in a copy.

Photoshop Snow Portraits

Final image created in Adobe Photoshop.

Final image created in Adobe Photoshop.

Original image of boy used for composition.

Original image of boy used for composition.

I have simplified the process of taking portraits in the snow.  Yesterday,  I drove around for hours collecting a variety of stock images of snow scenes.  Now you pick the scene and I can import an image of your child into the scene using Adobe Photoshop. (Note lighting and angle are specific into this looking authentic)

I took this image of my neighbor outside his home.   A little bribe with a candy bar and he was willing to listen for 5 minutes.  I imported the bottom image into the top scenic and there you have a beautiful portrait without the hassle.

I will be posting another blog with a variety of images that I took yesterday.

Mother Daughter Portrait

Multi-Layered mother daughter portrait.

Multi-Layered mother daughter portrait.

Here is an example of how to turn a simple studio portrait into a beautiful black and white image. It was too cold out to convince my wife to do this outside.  Even if I did convince her, I didn’t want a coat in the picture.  After about an hour with Adobe Photoshop this is what I came up for version 1.  Happy Birthday!

Table Top Photography

Multi-layered pc board photograph.

Multi-layered pc board photograph.

Example of table top photography from John Whitehead Images.

High speed capture from John Whitehead Images.

Two recent example of commercial photography.  If you are looking something specific please call.

MMA Portrait

Portrait of MMA fighter Dennis Bermudez.

Portrait of MMA fighter Dennis Bermudez.

I was looking for a old photograph of my dog and I came across this photo I took in Harrisburg of UFC’s Dennis Bermudez.

Commercial Portraits

Multi-layered commercial portrait of a martial arts owner.

Multi-layered commercial portrait of a martial arts owner.

This a portrait of a martial arts owner I created.  It looks pretty simple but it took over an hour to tone.  First, I started with three different exposures of the subject.  One for the basic exposure, one to tone down the highlights and one for the eyes.  The background was created by adding a blurred gradient and texture overlay.  It was finished with a custom tone, blurs and a border.

Text Illustration Portrait

A color photograph turned into a Text Illustration Portrait.

A color photograph turned into a Text Illustration Portrait.

6th grade comes with a little teenage attitude.   I changed this color photograph into a text illustrative portrait using color and the words attitude, 6th grade and 2014.

Compositing Photographs

Simple composite photograph.

Simple composite photograph.

Background Image

Background Image

Head shot layer mask.

Head shot layer mask.

Too cold to go outside!  I can take photographs inside and using my skills in Adobe Photoshop give you a simple to dramatic seamless background.  The first person to try photo composting will receive a 20% discount on their total bill.

Note images need to have like lighting circumstances to work well and need to be shot on a contrasting background.

Photograph to Vector Illustration

Turning a color photograph into a Vector Illustration.

Turning a color photograph into a Vector Illustration.

Looking for something different.  I can turn most photographs into vector illustrations.

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