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