Portraits

1. Individual Side Composition:

For this assignment, the subject had to be on the side of the frame, at least 20 ft away from objects in the background, with the image set at a low aperture. After taking a variety of photographs with the subject in different poses, I opted to showcase this image.

2. Individual Head & Shoulders:

In these portraits, I photographed the subject’s head and shoulders. I liked having my subject against the gold door; it worked well with her blond hair and tan skin. As for camera settings, the aperture was set to 1.8 to create a bokeh effect, though the subject was close to the background.

3. Individual Environmental:

In these Environmental images, I decided to photograph my roommate as she was in the Pottery lab throwing a bowl. The lighting inside the studio was surprisingly well and the background helps to show the viewers what occurs in the lab.

4. Portrait Enhancement Edits:

For this portrait, I used Photoshop to enhance the subject. I started with using the Patch tool to remove minor blemishes, then a light sweep of Airbrush to even out the skin tone. Last thing I did was brighten and sharpen her eyes.

5. Color Replacement:

The assignment for this image was to select an article of clothing and change the color with the Replace Color Brush. After a few tries, I found that working with darker colors yields the best results. The hardest part of replacing color was working around the finer details, such as the subject’s hair.

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