POST PRODUCTION PIN-UPS

Making so-so pictures slightly better.

www.greggcestaro.com For most of Austin Fashion Week my battery charged studio lights were out of commission so, I had to use available light and on camera flash to shoot the events for that week (see Fashionably Austin).  Not exactly what I wanted to go in with for the great potential that was out there, having a good portable bright softbox would have been good for a lot of what I wanted to do, but such is life. A case in point was  the lingerie mixer at Teddy’s for Betty’s boutique, jammed packed with a ton of people and some models wearing some designs from the store.   One of the side rooms had long white canvas shades that made a good back drop, so I got some of the mods to do their thing.  And, I did mine – popped up the little, tiny flash on my camera (click) and just took some quick snaps.  Not so great I thought was my first impression on seeing the original image at home, but could it be better with a a style modification?  Playing with some different styles, Pin-up seemed to be the best based on the fashion and the model’s persona. A Post Production Pin-up Process  using Photoshop requires modifying the image to a clam shell lighting mimic, by dealing with side flash shadows, bumping up midtone highlights and burning down body curves, desaturation, brightness/contrast nudges, and some tweaks on the CMYK channels. Then the usual Photoshop blending, skintone, make-up, rounds out the image. Better? Yeah, I think so, more of a studio look than snap shot, a little more commercial looking too. Would have like to spent more time there with better lighting, though.

About AustinTxPhoto-Fashion Editorials and Video

I am a Photographer Graphic Designer in Austin, Cedar Park, Texas. Clean, Colorful Fashion Editorial, Beauty, Style, Glamor, and Fine Art Best Describes My Style. Austin Fashion Week Awards Best Fashion Photo 2012 and 2013. Fashion Reportage for FashionablyAustin and StyleBeacon.
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  1. Pingback: Teddies for Betty’s ReGrand Opening | AustinTxPhoto PHOTODESIGN

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