We will introduce you to a whole new world of possibilities in your work by guiding you through the process of taking the traditional and turning it upside down.
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You will also have the opportunity to compete in a juried contest following the Workshop with the grand prize being provided by FJ Westcott.
Where: Both in studio and on location. For this workshop, we have the pleasure of offering it to you in the studio of Dave Cross
Travel and hotel accommodations are not included.
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So one of the really cool things about having tons of images to play with in the archives is that when new software comes around you can pull up some old files that you might have thought of as throw aways, or you didn’t have time to to tackle, just to see what you can do with the latest and greatest. That’s what happened here. I will call the new plugin from OnOne software, Perfect Portrait 1, both of those, emphasis on the “greatest.” Sliced bread was no where near this cool. Wow, I have to admit I was pretty shocked at the results with very little time involved and no tutorial scouring to figure out how to use it. I did put a few tweeks of my own in for good measure, but literally this is the before and after and it took like seconds to get to. This image of a beautiful model was shot late in the day when her makeup was not at her peek. Taking care of shine from oily skin can be challenging and time consuming to do believabley in post. The best fix is of course to have your makeup artist chained to your hip while shooting, I think maybe the second best option is Perfect Portrait 1. The interface is slick, easy to comprehend, and the results are quite impressive. If you haven’t tried it yet, I highly recommend checking out what I think is one of the best new retouching secret to hit the market. Just one of the indispensable plugins from On One’s new and heavily loaded arsenal of Perfect Photo Suite 6.
As always, Eric and Michael were on hand at the Westcott Shootout booth of the NAPP Photoshop World Expo. Offering tips on lighting, shooting, and creating. The main attraction on the showroom floor has become the Westcott Shootout booth which consistently draws a massive crowd of people wanting to see the pros at work, and get a chance to shoot some amazing models, with the impressive new TD6′s.
The storyline for this particular shot which was created as part of an independent film, is of a young internet model and her self discovery and journey through a world that was slowly destroying her. I literally ran with the movie’s premise which inspired the image you see here. A model who has become ‘ordinary’, no more glamour, no more high profile–just normal. Returning to a world that she had long since left, yet refusing to see and accept the reality of her new life–denying to see and to be seen.
To create this look, I wanted to highlight and separate my main character from the rest of the image. In order to do this, I used a grid on my beauty dish directed at the models face. The grid also created a very tight fall-off on the model so that the light diminished quickly past the neckline. The rest of the image was under exposed, further isolating the character from her surroundings.
For my technical friends, here’s the lowdown on the lighting and such. I used four Profoto Compact 1200 strobes as well as one Profoto 2400 Acute Strobe pack. All units triggered by PocketWizard Camera, Hasselblad H2 CFH39 Digital with 50-110 zoom lens.