Photography is a wonderful medium for an artist to work with. There’s an old saying “The camera never lies”. That’s true in one sense. The camera records every detail, the good, the bad and sometimes the ugly.
Studio photography gives the ability to control light and shadow. The photographer gets to reveal and to hide, to create a beautiful final image. Add to that the ability to transform the image using Photoshop and you have a complete palette.
Adults are often taken aback when they first walk into the studio with their young lady. When they see the fairy set in “real life” it’s not at all like what they see in the sample images. But kids get it – no problem.
Once they get into their fairy dress and their beautiful wings, the magic starts to happen.
There’s two steps to the magic:
Step 1 – the child’s imagination kicks in. With a few simple directions they are soon off in their fantasy world.
Step 2 – what we do to transform the images into the final beautiful fairy portraits.
Here’s a couple of examples of Before and After. Move the slider back and forth to see the difference.
A bit of colour adjusting, add some highlights and softness, ripples in the pond water and the magic fairy dust to cast the spell on the frog. POOF – we have the final image!
This next one is the coolest. Our young fairies add their touch of whimsy and their ‘pretend-ability’. They’re looking at a styrofoam ball in the photoshoot. We add the glow effect later. It all works because of their expression.
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