Recreate Shoot 3

My Recreation Shoot on 25th February went really well. I chose 2 amazing models, Maddie and Josh who were absolutely amazing.  I was styling this shoot on a few of Tom Ford’s advertisements which I have loved over the last 18 months and both of my models loved the call sheet and story board which I put together.  I took 2 rather unflattering photos of these amazing models pre-makeup application to compare with my final images.

Further to my previous post on this shoot, I am still absolutely love all of the photos which have come from the afternoon with these two gorgeous models.  Choosing my final images to edit was really difficult. I whittled it down to about 30 images however I had to make a choice of 2 images! This was becoming a nightmare as I just couldn’t choose.  After taking a break for a couple of days I went back and chose a final 6 images as seen below. I decided to discount 4328 and 4408 as Maddie’s hair wasn’t exactly how I wanted it to be. This left me with one final portrait image for the shoot which I called Evening 2 Before. With regards to the landscape images, the image which I chose (Evening Before) stood out to me immediately as the strongest of the 3 images and so I had to choose that image to edit.

Evening Contact Sheet

Contrary to a previous blog post on Editing, I have decided to edit the photos myself. As talked about in my Metallic Shoot 3 post, I took to YouTube for tutorials on how to edit the images in a subtle way and the three most useful and easy to understand tutorials which I found are:

  1. Retouch, Airbrush and Smooth Skin Professionally in Photoshop by Photoshop Tutorials
  2. All About Skin Retouching by Adrienne McNeillis
  3. How to Dodge and Burn in Photoshop by Elena Jasic

I didn’t want to change the photos too much as I am not a Photographer and that proficient at Photoshop however I did want to tidy them up a bit. Here are my two final images chosen with both before editing and after editing.

I will be editing more photos from this shoot and to see the final images, please check out My Portfolio

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Claire xx