Post-processing is always overlooked in photography. Even with presets or actions you still have to understand when, where and how to apply them. A good photographer can really enhance an image in post-processing. The photography aspect is much less time consuming than processing image.
These blackout portraits are very popular in the horse world. They are actually pretty easy to do. The hardest part is to get the horse in the correct place and looking decent. Otherwise, nothing fancy was done. This little series was done in 30 seconds. What makes them dramatic is how they are shot and post-processing clean-up. Here are the before and after of this image.
Random images I took during this years 4H fair at the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex. If your child or group is participating in an event I photograph in a story telling documentary style. Fair can be difficult because parents are usually getting their children ready and don’t have time to take images behind the scenes. Lighting can also be difficult in these situations and having a professional can make a world of difference. Please contact me or take a look at my portfolio. Calls and inquiries are FREE!
Stop using those phone apps to retouch your selfies. I can use high-frequency retouching in Adobe Photoshop to retouch your portraits. High-frequency retouching separates the color layer from the detail layer in Photoshop. This allow me to to fix blemishes, skin color and shadows without removing detail. This will give you a more natural look than just blurring your face. I can contour you face, shape your eyes, nose, mouth, head and body. Need thicker eyelashes, no problem I can add them too. Retouching is totally free and painless for all portraits I take.
If you would like to see the process, I have a YouTube tutorial I made for this image. The description has time stamps so you can skip to any part of the video you would like to watch.
This is a more extreme version of retouching and face shaping. I added digital makeup to to this subject. You can see how I changed her face shape with makeup and shadows. I can do anything from mild to extreme retouching.
Feel free to contact John Whitehead Images to schedule a spring portrait. Retouching is totally free for all portraits I take.
Do you need to update your website? I have managed my own websites over the last 25 years. WordPress is the largest opensource CMS platform and used all over the world. I can help you take advantage of WordPress 5 and the thousands of themes and plugins available. I can install WordPress,set up your site and show you how to make blog posts or any other change to your your site. I can add Google Analytics to your page as well as set it up for SEO(Search Engine Optimization). If you can work Microsoft you can work WordPress.
Secondly, as a photographer, I can photograph anything you need for your site. Get accurate color, small file sizes for maximum speed. Need video, no problem I can make business video intros speciifically for your site.
What to use stock photography, I have access to anything you want. To find out more feel free to check out my sites below or contact John Whitehead Images for more information.
Have you ever wanted to learn how to shoot in manual with your dslr or mirrorless camera? Professionals use manual because of the control and honestly, camera meters are not very accurate. You achieve better images and exposures by learning how to work your camera. Even if you don’t want to shoot in manual, understanding how a camera works can allow you to put it in a better working range. I am starting a series of Photography 101 videos for students in my classes. Feel free to give them a try.
I also have a series of tutorial videos on Adobe Lightroom and Adobe Photoshop.
Link to YouTube page and all my videos: YouTube John Whitehead Images
I test out how well the new content-aware tool works in the new Adobe Photoshop CC 2019. Overall it is much faster however, the quality is about the same or just a bit better in my opinion. It still leaves an out of focus area where the fill occurred in the image. This is most only visible if you have a detail or textured area that is in focus. You are still going to have to do some clean-up on most images. I will need to use the tool more before I can really see the difference. You can still use the old content-aware fill, so I will be testing it more in the furture.
Photography is only one part of the finished product. I photographer with good toning skills can turn an average image into something amazing. I also offer free profressional high frequency retouching on all of my portraits. This technique separates the detail and color layers. Retouching can be simple or involved. It is all up too you. I offer blemish removal, skin color correction, sculpting, eye brightening and modeling, lip retouching, face and body shaping, hair retouching, and fake eyelashes. If there is something I missed let me know and I can most likely do it.
I have started a new playlist called Photoshop Quick Tips. It is a YouTube playlist of quick videos about simple tips, tricks and little-known functions of Adobe Photoshop. I have 9 videos in the playlist now but I am adding to it daily. I make these videos as supplemental information for my Adobe Photoshop students. Feels free to share with your friends.