When shooting on a gray background, the nice thing is it is easily detachable in Photoshop to subtly adjust. Here I went for quite a bit of subtle post-processing : ProRetouch from Totally Rad (not affiliated but I love their subtle actions), then in the second pass a Sean Archer action. The latter gives some subtle extra lights and less smooth background (actually requiring you to more or less shoot on a 50% gray backdrop) . With lovely model Simone.
It’s kind of silly weather today here in Holland; rain and sun that overlap every now and then. Not really cold, but not great to go outside as well. So it was a good time to go through old photographs and shoots.
This picture thus is really an old one, with some new paint. I shot this back in November, 2014, with Renate standing in front of the camera. I took it through Photoshop and Nik to accentuate her light hair, to brighten her eyes a little and to bring out her body a bit better.
So even though the picture is 1,5 years old, the postprocessing is from today.
This one is a bit older already; not the girl I mean but the shoot. 😉
Funny how you can go back to older shoots and find pictures that should have been published. This one has Nik SilverEfex Pro for postprocessing, a bit of noise, and in fact an inverted vignette in the middle region, which I don’t use much.
Also, I’ve lifted the brightness with a curve so that black is dark gray, and brightness only starts showing at dark gray, so her dress fades off a bit into nothingness. Love the dreamy look of Deirdre.