Thursday, June 16, 2011
Working on portraits
Yes, today’s photo editing software is powerful, are they are so many of them, but it is still 24 hours a day. And so the best way, is still the old way, making it right to begin with. It sounds easier than doing it, in fact, it is really easy and all one has to do is a few seconds of observation.
I made a series of portraits inside the Tibetan boutique, yes, it is at the border of Tibet, not 5th Avenue or Ginza, so the little shop itself is chaos, but that does not mean you can’t take a neat image – of course, unless indeed chaotic image is what you are after.
So I found a little spot where all the fabric are displayed, position my model I front of it, in fact a little away from it so I will get a nice blur to pop the subject. And the light, to position the subject closer to light you get higher contrast and a little away you have lower contrast, all you need to do is a few more seconds, and a little nicer to your subject, and result a nicer image. Save some time for coffee or tea.