Environmental Portrait

19 06 2010

One of the things I like about the experimentation that I have been doing with models is creating environmental portraits…. capturing the subject in their environment.

I snapped this shot of Mr. Pritchard on our Karijini trip.  I liked the soft tones of the background colours.

OK. OK… So Neal is not Tahlea in a bikini….

BP


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19 06 2010
Ken

I’m thankful he’s not in a bikini.

19 06 2010
truenorthmark

Tahlea he is not but a great shot of Neal mate!

20 06 2010
spoolphotography

You seem to have a knack for catching folks unaware … I think thats the second time you have caught me unaware … I always prefer those shots to the standard “stand here and smile” shots folks take …

The clarity on this image stunning and I love the soft pinkish tones in the landscape you have used … Did you use off camera flash ?

20 06 2010
mattlauder

All Neil needs a Peter Lik hat and he could be his twin.

20 06 2010
spoolphotography

UN-Believe-able LOL 🙂

20 06 2010
Fletch

beat me to it Matt, Likky has nothing on this macho man. This guy looks like he only needs one shot!

21 06 2010
Will ophuis

Yep Lik twin for sure lol!

21 06 2010
James Souter

Nice work Brent

What post processing have you done to the photo to get that result?

22 06 2010
Brent

Hey James

Well to start with, I shot the image at f2.8 so all the blurring/sharpness was as it was captured in camera.

As far as processing I did the following

I Added a Calivinize layer to create the warm mood (this is the trick I demoed at Karijini).
Then I added a Freaky detail layer
Then I did some curves to darken selected parts of the image
Bit of vignette
Final sharpen

Thats it.

Brent

24 06 2010
Greg

Is there a reason his legs, hands and chest is shaved? 😉
this looks weird…

24 06 2010
timwratephotography

@ Matt Lauder – haha Neal would have to cut off his sleeves too!

9 07 2010
dylanfox

this is a stella shot.
so good to not have to look at another pic of fletch! 😉
now u just need to make an film on Neal to match that of Likky’s

15 07 2010
MatthewSaul

where you at Brent??

17 07 2010
Brent

I’m in Vegas right now… just finished a 3 week holiday in USA including a week in Utah.

Fantastic!!!

Brent

18 07 2010
Fletch

when you home mate, missing your posts

19 07 2010
BRentbat

In Las Vegas now. Driving to LA today and flying home tonight.

Speak soon

Brent

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