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Paul Johnston

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SMILE !

A spark of sunshine comes beaming through when Model Brenda says "Howdy" with her fun hat, glasses and beautiful smile!

Lighting is the same as described in this link:
https://plus.google.com/u/0/photos?pid=5905836952298200562&oid=113223563435333155480


Credits:

Model: +Brenda Lysiane
Makeup/Hair Artist: +Sabrina Lotfi
Photographer's Assistant/Studio Owner: +Juju Smith
Photography Studio: +jujufotofactory

#fashion #glamour #modelshoot #modeling #studiophotography
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Paul Johnston

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Easy Peasy Portrait - Heidi Fahrenbach !

Really! When a photographer has the opportunity to photography an extremely beautiful professional model, it really is easy to come away with some very nice results. Such was the case with shooting Heidi Fahrenbach.

Setup:

This image was shot against a black wall and a dark floor. Two 10" x 32" strip boxes with White Lightning 1600 strobes were placed left and right for side lighting. The main light was an 86" silver umbrella with a diffusion cloth over the front, powered by an Alienbee 800 strobe, centered in front of the model. This large umbrella was elevated about 5' and angled downward slightly. The photographer stood in front of this umbrella to take the images.

Lights were adjusted so overall brightness was f8 at 100 ISO and 1/125 of a second.

Image Processing:

Initial editing was done in Lightroom and then brought into Photoshop for most of the editing. Lastly, image was brought back into Lightroom to add a little vignetting and add minor adjustments to shadows, blacks, contrast and exposure.

When this series of image was shot, a test shot was done with the SpyderCheckr 24. This test image was process to set the white balance, white level and black level. A preset was made of this test image and applied in Lightroom to this images. Then the image was taken into Photoshop.

All editing was done non destructively on separate layers so that changes could easily be made later on. Minor skin blemishes and flyaway hairs were first edited using mainly the healing brush tool. Dodge and burn was done next on its separate layer filled with 50% gray. Skin painting on its own layer was done with a soft brush at very low flow and 1% opacity. Color samples were taken and then painted on various sections of the skin. This was done mainly to even out skin coloration and makeup.

Final Photoshop tweaking was done by adjustment layers of curves, levels, selective color, hue/saturation and brightness/contrast. On adjusting the color, generally I am slightly desaturating the red, yellow and magenta. Sharping was done by a stamp layer to which the unsharp filter was applied with a noise level of 1.

Lastly, minor adjustments in Lightroom as described in the first paragraph of Image Processing were made.

Credits:

Model: Makeup; Wardrobe: Heidi Farenbach - http://www.heidifahrenbach.com/

Lighting: Don McDowell

Photographer: +Paul Johnston


#model #modelshoot #fashion #fashion #glamour #fashionphotography 
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Thank you Citatasa Pena Kelana !
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Dario M. (Darko)

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Foto che mi piace parecchio, pur con mille difetti.
Collage di 4 scatti.
55mm 1.4 1/800 ISO 100

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Dario M. (Darko)

Outdoor Shots & Landscape  - 
 
Tomioka 55mm 1,4, a really nice, old lens.
Shoot at 1.4 1/50 ISO100
 
Piccola prova di dual tone.
Fallita miseramente :)
Il risultato, però, non mi dispiace :D
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Red green and yellow with a little of white. An attempt, failed, obviously :D, to obtaine a dual tone look.
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Porta Murda

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Faded sky
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Hey everyone, how about we shake things up in here and do an assignment! I know how really busy +lane langmade is with her business, but we still have this community going and I know she wouldn't mind if we all did something inspiring. The Selfie Sunday Community is doing a theme on bloom's, why don't we piggyback that theme here and you can do a selfie or use your favorite model and just incorporate flowers into the shot. I know many of you are uber talented, way so more than myself. Would love to see what you can all come up with. What do you think? We can work through the rest of July and load our images on the last weekend July 30 and 31st.
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I can think on it +Art through the Aperture Photography  I'll send you a PM : )
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PhotographyTalk

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Most people are aware that as soon as they start planning their wedding, they're going to have to set aside a few thousand dollars for the wedding photographer. That alone can be a tough burden on the wedding budget. What if I told you there's a way of saving money on your wedding photography? It involves letting go of the idea of hiring an expensive professional. But don't panic yet. I'm not saying you should strap on a GoPro on your wedding day...
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First light modifiers that photographers work with and associated with the learning process of studio photography
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Umbrellas are underestimated by many enthusiasts and advanced amateurs. That's probably because they're the first light modifiers that most photographers work with and they're generally associated with the learning process of studio photography. Indeed, I recommend umbrellas to anyone who wants to try studio photography, but I still use them today after many years of working in the studio. If you're just starting out and don't know much about us...
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Jeannie Nadja

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Another styling tip video on using fabric in your shoots :)
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Style It!, Shoot It!, ...Share It! This is our original sharing community. To participate in and JOIN our 2014 masterpiece project and to play the Style It! Challenges and bi-weekly spotlight studies please visit our private SUB community #StyleItMP4 and request to be added! https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/103832206131235438171 ------------------- Are you a creative person - designer, crafter, builder, maker, artist AS WELL as a photographer and/or visual artist? Do you love to make, stage & shoot highly stylized shots, conceptual photography as well as portraits (& self portraits) for fun and for professional development? Do you work in the design field as anything from make-up, lighting, or set builder and beyond, and want to share your ideas with a creative group? Then join us! HI my name is Lane Langmade (+lane langmade) and this is Style It! Style It is a community group of creative, crafty, artistic and technophile people who love social media, G+ and are using these formats to develop artistic/photographic concepts or ‘scenes’ and execute them. We then get to share our work to this community of like-minded people for review, feedback and celebration! This visual artist and community is specifically design for those folks who don’t simply ‘find’ shots but rather ‘create’ them or build them. I.e. Every shot posted here will have something that the photographer added to it to make it unique one of a kind -- whether building/creating the props or fashion within the scene or modifying ‘found shots’ through processing and making it their own. From sketch (or figment in your imagination) to digital file… this is your place to work on and build concepts, get help with your designs and making stuff, share tips for lighting technique, composition, digital processing, post outtakes or prelims for review & feedback and so much more! We will hold monthly theme events where everyone can post their 'styled' shot with their own signature art direction to it! Each monthly theme challenge will include and combine the following: 1. One 'artistic' or thematic idea or prop/subject such as Food Fashion Animals Holidays Colors Landscape Floral Seasons Concepts Music Technical & technique Film & much more.. AS WEL AS 2. One practical/technical challenge. How to participate in the fun: * Join the Style it, Shoot it, Share it community * Wait for the monthly theme event announcement and attend! * Work on your masterpiece for the month… * Post it to our event album when it goes live! The first theme announcement & event invite will be January 2 (so save the date) and your work will be due February 2nd 2013 We can’t wait! See you in January!! Lane

Dario M. (Darko)

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Sempre la solita, splendida lente, Tomioka 55mm 1.4.
Ormai mi sono innamorato ufficialmente :)
HDR realizzato con Hugin, preferito a LuminanceHDR perché non riuscivo ad allineare gli scatti, realizzati a mano libera, quindi non perfettamente sovrapponibili.
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HDR of Castle Di Martino, a nice and abandoned structure near Pozzallo, Ragusa, Sicily.
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Bambi Price

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Senior shoot in a cemetery 
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Porta Murda

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Don't know about styling it, but that's the face when you sit on it
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Thistles that is
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Paul Johnston

Lighting/Staging/Set Design  - 
 
"And That's Your Story....This Time!"

Model Annicia seems to think someone has some explaining to do!

Main light was a strobe with beauty dish covered with a white sock at a 60 degree overhead angle to model and about 2 feet from model's face. Back lighting was bare bulb with reflector pointed towards model's head.

Processing was initially done in Photoshop to lessen some stray hairs around the edges, non destructive dodge/burn, use curves, desaturate and add several gradients. Final tweaking was done in Lightroom.


Credits:

Model: Annicia

Makeup :+Alicia Perez-Guevara ; Elsie Brosch

Wardrobe: +Robin n Marc Binder

Photographer: Paul Johnston

#model #modelshoot #fashion #glamour #lingerie #fashionphotography
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Thank you Artist Fashion Beauty Photographer Michael Bernard Schmit !
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Paul Johnston

Processing/Compositing/Special Effects  - 
 
What’s in a name? That which we call a rose,
By any other word would smell as sweet. - William Shakespeare: Romeo and Juliet

Model Chantelle provides a beautiful face in a window setting to get creative.

Lighting -

Lighting is mainly back light from a window Chantelle is sitting in.  To the right of the photographer is a large white reflector.

Processing -

Once initial tweaking was done in Lightroom, the creative concept became apparent of having the feel of the subject bathed in brightly back lit sunshine with a quality of almost rinsed in lens flare.  Also, it became a nice portrait of Chantelle's wonderful face by cropping the original image.  By cropping some of the distracting window and studio elements went away.  

After the initial tweaking and lens correction was done, the image was brought into Photoshop for final processing.  Each processing step was placed on its layer so that each step could be viewed later to see if its impact was contributing to the desired overall end results.

A layer for blending skin colorations between uneven light/shadow areas of the skin was created.  Color sampling was done on certain areas of the face and a lighter skin tone was painted on to some areas to more evenly blend the skin tone.  The opacity of the soft brush was set to only 3%.

Next a non destructive dodge/burn layer was created with a 50% grey fill.  After dodge/burning was done, adjustment layers of Levels and Brightness/Contrast were done followed by a adjustment layer of Hue/Saturation.  Saturation was lowered to -20% on the Master hue.  This is where the overall pastel look of the image comes from.

Next a stamp layer was created which incorporated all the processing steps up to this point.  A Gaussian blur of 3.3 pixel radius was applied to layer and then a black mask applied to layer which negated the blur.  A 3% white brush was used to paint onto the black mask allowing some of the blur to show.

Another stamp layer was created   Above this a sepia photo filter adjustment layer was created with a sepia level of 13.

Credits -

Model - +Chantelle Lunn 

Wardrobe - +Robin n Marc Binder 

Photographer - +Paul Johnston 

#portrait  #glamour  #modelshoot  
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