I spent a day at Assateague Island and Ocean City, Maryland taking candid family photographs. Here are a few from the trip. Candid photography is a great way to remember a trip or moment. They capture raw emotion verses a posed look. Hope you enjoy these images. It was a great time and I even got a chance to fish in the ocean. Thanks to all who were involved.
I am starting with Photo Mechanic going to Adobe Camera Raw, then to Adobe Photoshop and finally with jpegmini. I use this process over because it gives me more toning control but it could be streamlined in Lightroom.
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How to use apply image in Adobe Photoshop CC to create amazing masks with apply adjustment layers to either the highlight or shadow areas of your image.
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So what is a Candid, Posed Portrait? I was taking lit portraits(off camera fill flash) of my daughter on top of a mountain. We used to go hiking every Columbus Day. I must have done something and when I looked back at my daughter was deep in thought. These are difficult moments to get. It is really hard for people to fake. Sometimes you just get lucky.
The key to the image was the clean background and the lighting was already set up. I had one shot to get it right. One aspect of my photograph you will notice are backgrounds. I stress from day one in my beginning photography classes how important clean background are. Photographers use composition lighting, balance movement to achieve dynamic images. The biggest difference between a novice and good pro is backgrounds. I see so many images ruined by horrible backgrounds.
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In 2018 my only portrait discount will be an Early Bird Discount. Anyone who orders prints within two weeks of their gallery going live will get 15% off their total. Check out my kid’s gallery, my senior portrait gallery, or portrait gallery.
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Ok so my daughter is obsessed with horses. I recently took one of my photography students to shoot at TNC Equine Center. She did a few of these blackout portraits and my daughter wanted me to do some. The main reason I suggested this barn is because I knew the afternoon light would make the whole process very easy. Actually, getting the horse in a nice pose is much more difficult than the photographic process. The only difficult editing which really is not difficult at all is removing the girls hands. I am not a fan of horse images with bridles or halters so luckily this horse take off.
If you are interested in one of these portraits for your horse give me a call.
The classes I teach ended last week, so summer starts today for John Whitehead Images. I am offering a free 8X10 print with all summer portraits.
Why should you hire John Whitehead Images. I have a BFA from the #1 Art School in the Country. I have been a full-time photographer since 1994. I specialize in location/environmental portraiture. I teach photography and Adobe Photoshop. I am an expert in toning images. Free retouching and no time limits. Check out my portrait galleries. PORTRAITS / SENIOR PORTRAITS / KIDS PORTRAITS
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