Join Chris Orwig for an in-depth discussion in this video Post-processing techniques, part of Narrative Portraiture: Portraits of Two Texas Artists.
As I mentioned previously, our post-production workflow is really important.…It helps us actualize our vision and voice for photographs.…I spent a lot of time learning how to work with Lightroom in Photoshop.…I teach advanced Photoshop courses. But sometimes the best post-production…work is really minimal, and that was the case here with these photographs of David Cargill.…What I want to do is simply walk through a few images and show you some of the…things that I do to my pictures to try to finish them off.…Like with this photograph here.…Here's how it appeared out of the camera.…
For this picture, I really wanted to convert it black and white.…There's a lot of texture.…It's an interesting frame, but converted it here to black and white.…This conversion, again, is just a little bit flat.…I want more mood or expression,…so I take it to the step, and then one step further where it really has this nice…density, this contrast.…It's a bit more gritty or moody.…Now, it's not just that I like contrast or I like having deep blacks, but it…
In this installment, Chris travels to Texas to visit two artists: David Cargill, a Beaumont sculptor who works with bronze and marble, and Charles Stagg, another Beaumont sculptor but in recycled and found materials. Chris takes their portraits and spends time discussing the composition and lighting in each session.
Chris also reviews the photos he took, and discusses the gear he used and the lessons he learned while visiting with and photographing these artists.
Skill Level Appropriate for all
1. Artist Portrait: David Cargill
2. Artist Portrait: Charles Stagg
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