Portrait

HDR Friday : Dynamic Portrait

Wooaahh.. HDR for portrait?? There are always skepticism when it comes down to creating a HDR image that pertains people.  Mainly it's because most artists who creates HDR tends to "overcook" it to make the landscape and clouds super dramatic, however almost all the time, it will ruin a person's skintone and make them look super fake and unflattering. So for this week's HDR Friday, I want to show that with proper processing you can still get a great portrait without losing the details that a HDR image would bring. So yes.. the shot below is definitely a HDR portrait ;)

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In case you're wondering on how my raw files look.. here's 0 exposure, +2 exposure and -2 exposure, respectively:

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For kicks.. here's a black & white film version (edited via Lightroom):

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Happy Friday!

2012 First Sneak-peak

Happy 2012 everyone! I hope everyone had a great holiday with lots quality time with your love ones.  2011 for me was a year of adaptation, provided with new environments, and new ventures I learned so many things along the way.  Now 2012 will be a push to improve and expand both on the photography front and the personal end, so stay tune for some exciting new changes and projects in the upcoming months! Now for the sneak peak, straight from the beautiful yet urban decayed...  Salton Sea - Superhero fashion theme inspired editorial:

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Model: Apryl C.

Stylist & Makeup: Apryl C. 

Assistant Photographer: Nick P.

Location: Bombay Beach, Salton Sea, California

Steampunk Editorial - Crystal Monte

Here's a full post of the Steampunk Editorial we worked on back in September!  Got to thank Apryl and the team for the opportunity! There'll be more photos posted on Facebook so make sure to LIKE the page to get the updates!

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Art Director/Stylist:  Apryl Chang

Model: Crystal Monte

Make up Artist: Julianna Joo