I am proud to announce a talented new photographer, Marissa Carlson. I asked Marissa to share some of her best work and be my very first GUEST PHOTOGRAPHER. This will part of a series where I will have some of my amazing students share their style. I hope you enjoy this post from my talented friend…
Well hello hello! What an honor it is to be featured in Caryn Esplin’s blog. It’s been so incredible being in Professor Esplin’s Digital Imaging class. I feel like I’ve finally gotten comfortable with Photoshop (which mind you, seemed like a daunting task before)! Not only have I learned how to use Photoshop, but I’ve increased my skills and knowledge in Photography and of course have been inspired by fellow artists! The main thing that I really tried to focus on this semester is Portrait Photography. I have to admit I wasn’t the fondest of Portraiture but as I’ve spent the time with it, I’ve really come to love capturing someone’s personality and their essence. Some of the essential things that I’ve learned are so important are light, angle, post process editing specifically using the burn and dodge tool to highlight or accent, sharpening tool, healing brush tool for blemishes, brush tool with a low opacity and flow to soften skin, and blending modes! I haven’t discovered the blending modes until my tutorial and I’m obsessed! You can create such a mood with blending modes. So this post on Professor Esplin’s blog is to exemplify the progress and transformation that I’ve underwent in her class specifically in Portrait Photography. The photographs are also organized in chronological order so you can see how I’ve developed over the semester.
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