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04 Jan 2020
Studio Portait

Studio Portraits

Are you looking for a studio portrait? I am completely mobile. I can work at home or on location. Hey and you can always do a combination of studio and location work. I do prefer to photograph outside but indoor studio portraits is a great option in the colder months. This image was toned with the matte look and gradient map to give it that color graded effect. The lights used in this image were simple, just a hair light and beauty dish. It was taken with a shallow depth of field so it would quickly fall out of focus. Feel free to take a look at my other portraits on contact me for more information. Hey don’t forget about photos when it is snowing. It is a great time for portraits. If you are not available when it is snowing I can ad falling snow to any image.

Outdoor portrait during snow storm.
Outdoor portrait during snow storm.
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03 Jan 2020
Portrait Retouching

New Portrait Retouching Section

I have added a new section on portrait retouching for those interested in retouching. I use high frequency retouching which is a professional retouching technique. This technique lets me retouch but retain the detail in the subject. This helps get rid of the that fake air-brushed look. Retouching is always up to the individual. How much is up to the client. My retouching is done in layers so it is easy to turn something off, lower the amount or change. This page includes a YouTube video in which I walk you through the process. It should give you a better understanding of what can be done and how easy it is to make alterations. Retouching is free and included with every portrait.

Professional high frequency retouching on portraits.
Professional high frequency retouching on portraits.

This example is a little more extreme. I was after the fashion magazine look in this example. It was part of a YouTube retouching video I made.

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02 Aug 2018

2018 Fall Portrait Season

It is that time of the year.  Fall portrait season is almost here.  Book early to ensure you have a spot.  It rains so make sure you have time to make up any outdoor session.

Fall is by far the most popular portrait season.  Here is a link to help you with picking the perfect location, time of day and clothes to wear.  If you have any question please feel free to contact myself.

I don’t charge for designing holiday cards with any portrait session.  All you pay for is the printing cost.

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03 Jul 2018

Day at the Beach

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.

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06 Apr 2018

Custom Toning and Paint and Drawing Effects

Vintage

I have two new pages added to my website.  These are really meant for portrait clients but anyone can use them.  The first new page has examples of alternative toning.  I have a lot of other toning styles but they did not really fit with this specific image.  However, it will give you an idea is what is available.  The second new sections are paint and drawing effects.  In this section a turn photographs into paintings or sketches.  The effects are multi -layered. The best part of layers is that I can easily turn off, change the color or slightly adjust just about anything in the image. Most of these effects have a variety of color options available. These look best printed on paper such as Hahnemule Photo Rag. This a matte archival pigment print paper. Also know as Giclee.

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01 Apr 2018
Candid Posed Portrait

Capture the Moment

 

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.

2018 Early Bird Discount 15%

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.

For more infomationon portraits visit these links.

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21 Aug 2017
Early Bird Discount.

Early Bird Fall Portrait Discount

Want 15% off your total order?  Pick your photos for print within two week of your gallery going live and get 15% off your portrait.  It is as easy at that!

I specialize in location portraits.  Get something more that a studio backdrop this year.

Great for the holiday and I can even make custom cards with you photographs.

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15 May 2017

Free 8X10 Print with Summer Portraits

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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18 Apr 2017

Spring Flowers

Spring flowers will not last long so book your portrait sessions soon.  I have already had a great start to spring, if you have any questions please feel free to contact myself.  Get your senior portraits done now before a long hot summer.

I saw the variety of colors of phlox blooming in a neighbor’s front yard.  I like the simple a-symmetrical balance between the different colors.  Hope you enjoy and spread the word about John Whitehead Images.Facebooktwitteryoutube

27 Mar 2017