Saturday, August 7, 2010

Photo Club Portraits #1

Two weeks ago the Bay Area Photo Club held a portrait shoot. We had several groups of models and several shooting stations with various lighting setups. We rotated the models into different locations, and I was stationed on the front steps of an old railroad warehouse in Galveston. This is Danielle and Eric -- recent high school graduates and both heading to college in the fall. The original image was shot with an Elinchrom Quadra and softbox coming from camera left. But even with that great light, I felt compelled to enhance this a bit. Since I've been using Topaz Adjust I've all but left Lucis Art on the shelf, but I find myself coming back to my old Lucis friend these days. It has a different punch than Topaz. Hard to describe. So I ran Lucis and masked it off their faces and all visible skin. Then went to town with some textures and edges. Originally I had the textures headed in the warm direction (right), but decided to try a cool version (left) and ended up liking it better. Let me know what you think...


  1. Need to see the larger versions first...

  2. For some reason you cannot click on the images to see them larger. From the small thumbnails I like them both, just different overall feeling with the warm or cool surroundings.

  3. I like them both. I do have to say my first choice when I saw them was the cool version. I find myself going cool more than warm on many portraits. I don't know really know why, other than personal preference.