How perfect is it that last weekend I had my mother in the studio for her own Classic Hollywood style portrait session. Today is the perfect day to celebrate how great she did in front of the camera for these images. Happy Mother’s Day, Mom!! 🙂
Emily + Black &White + Camera = Awesome 🙂
Rebecca here is showing us “how it’s done” in front of the camera. Her look is so engaging and she has such a strong connection here that this portrait speaks volumes to the viewer. A simple, single light source was all that I used to light this amazing face and that was ll it needed.
This vintage Hollywood style portrait of Stacy was just begging for a little toning. A hint of yellow hue here really amps up the mood and adds a nice touch of warmth while Stacy’s distant gaze holds a story all its own.
Here’s some “cross-processing” action from one of my sessions with the lovely Courtenay L. Court’s a rock star in front of the camera and it shows. This particular image was taken in East Nashville and while I like the original shot, I wanted to give it some punch.
The end result is a crunchy, “false” color look reminiscent of processing E6 slide film in color negative chemistry. The out of focus areas end up with a painterly sort of look.
Brianna totally owned the space in front of my camera during our recent vintage style session. She brought a fantastic energy to the afternoon and totally committed to the theme of the shoot. Thanks so much, Brianna! 🙂
When creating a vintage style portrait, lighting and post processing is important, but the right attitude from the subject will make or break the image. In this photo Rebecca definitely completes the look. She is so striking in this image it’s difficult to look away.