As a photographer, it’s rare for me to actually get my picture taken. Saturday was a different day, though. I had a photo shoot with an friend/fellow photographer, Lisa. We had a blast! She is just starting her own photography business, and is building her portfolio.
We stuck to a nearby town that she lives in, complete with greenery and abandoned buildings. She brought along a few old cameras, and I brought my great-grandfather’s B&H camera to be included in the shoot, too.
I had a great time, so hat’s off to Lisa! Her unique vision is awesome. Well, now! Let’s see some pictures! Please take a look at her blog, where you can see some of the highlights of our day.
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Amanda 11 by Jenn Dixon, 2009
Last of model photos from the shoot on the 7th, and now featuring the fourth and final model, Amanda.
This is one of my favorite photos from that session…how the light catches the sweatshirt…the light in her eyes.
Back to fractals tomorrow.
This is Gretchen, the third model from the Saturday photo shoot I attended. She has a very unique look with her dark hair and very light eyes. I also love her taste in shoes. Her knee high tight boots rock!
Nicole 1 by Jenn Dixon, 2009
Yes, another one from this past Saturday’s model/lighting/portrait/studio shoot. I’m really proud of my work that day and I want to show it off.
To get the effect here, I turned the RAW into Monochrome and shot the contrast WAAAAY up.
Got something a little different for today…sometimes I like to dabble in vintage photo restoration in Photoshop. The above example is one of the best pieces I’ve ever done. The process involves the Hue/Saturation tool for coloring, lots of saving, and lots of detailed erasing. If you want a more exact detailed process on how to do it, e-mail me.
I downloaded the original vintage picture from an online friend of mine. You can view the original picture here. This is a public domain photo.
Now about the lady in picture…that is Anna May Wong, and is the first Asian American to become an international movie star. She was also known as a fashion icon. Her breakthrough performance was with beside Marlene Dietrich in Shanghai Express in 1932. Read more about this amazing and trailblazing actress here.