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Sort of a tutorial on portraits!

I have had a couple of requests asking me how I do my portraits.
I may not do this the right or the most effective way, but this is what I have learnt from playing around so far, only just a newby to all of this.

FOR STARTERS, BACK DROP AND LIGHTING
Sheet on the good ol’ hills clothes line for the backdrop, and the sunshine for my lighting. I havent used reflectors before, but would like to get some eventually.

Other than that, I cant really say what I do, I just shoot.

PHOTOSHOP
Using one of my shots ‘Blue’ as an example, using 4 steps to achieve, the eyes, the skin tone, converting to mono, and selective colour. The way I bring out the eyes is something I do for all my portraits.

TO BRING OUT THE EYES
To start with, use the lasso tool, and select the eyes and mouth, then …

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