Still playing with Topaz Impression
“Every production of an artist should be the expression of an adventure of his soul.”
~W. Somerset Maugham
Image was processed using the new Topaz Impression
“Remember to be thankful not just for the turkey, but for the spices that made it special.”
Whew! It has been crazy busy around here. So much to do, so little time. I cannot remember the last time I’ve been this busy. I am dying to go away for some needed R&R, but it doesn’t look like it’ll happen anytime soon.
Anyhow, I wanted to post a couple more of the images from a recent shoot. I have been playing around with textures again, and rediscovering the joy of using them to enhance my images.
If you haven’t tried textures yet, you might be missing out ;) They are wonderful! Textures provide a whole new feel to images. I just love them! The textures I used on these images were from Kim Klassen’s collection. Check her out here, she offers classes and frequently sends out texture freebies if you subscribe to her newsletter.
I do apologize for slow/lack of responses these days. I am trying to catch up with my work slowly, so hopefully I can get back to enjoying everyone’s posts very soon. In the meantime, I hope you are all having an amazing summer!
I am going to be a bit busy again for maybe a couple of weeks. I have hundreds of photographs to go through before July rolls around, but I wanted to give you a sneak peek of the personal project that I am currently working on. I am looking into updating my current portrait portfolio so I have been trying to execute some of the ideas that are floating in my head.
I really enjoy shooting portraits, it is something that I want to continue focusing on. I have struggled for a while, but I’d like to think I am starting to really get the hang of it. These images were shot yesterday. I am learning to balance my lighting (window + flash). I love working with natural light, but sometimes it is just not available.
I have incorporated 2 sets of textures on the first image, and a single texture on the second image. I wanted to experiment and to create something different. I wasn’t sure how they’d turn out, but I kinda like how they look like canvas.
Initial adjustments were done in Lightroom 5. The skin retouching was done in Photoshop. I gotta tell you, this frequency separation technique is just pure magic! If you haven’t tried it yet, I highly suggest that you give it a go. Now.