-Portrait time-

01st August 2014
In: Blog
Model: Yaku

I have an admiration for antique images back from say 1960's and such.
I think that there certain photographs, particularly portraits that were retouched, dodged and burned to reflect a perfect exposure.
I respect such work. I think that it takes a certain degree of artistic skill to compensate for what we can see and what the camera not matter how sophisticated, can see. Accounting of course the individual's vision. Add the fact that photoshop was not around. Yet with a few chemical and skillful handwork they managed to turned photographs into timeless iconic images.

Originally I had agree with the model we would create something high contrast black and white images. This particular image was turned sepia. Which is the major tone that you see on the overall look. Then the layer was duplicated and turned black and white. More on the blue spectrum. This layer was masked on to show about 50% opacity on most of the highlights on the model. If you look carefully you see a tiny hint of blue on the black and white. I did this to accentuate the highlights.
I was tempted to add a bit of noise to give it a more realistic antique vibe. But I'm sure most of you will appreciated the fact that I didn't.

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