7 July 2014

retouching walkthrough

since my facebook page is about to hit 2000 likes, i am posting this short editing walkthrough as a thank you for following my work.

1. this is where it all starts! some back story for the image: shot backlit during sunset, there was some wind, and lovely maret was helping me out with a reflector, using it the way you shouldn't probably use a reflector - by flailing it.

tech stuff: nikon d90, 85mm nikkor lens, iso 100, f 2.2, 1/640s exposure.
i chose this photo mainly because of the hair movement (come on, it is awesome) and the emotion it shows.



2. here are some adjustments that i made... quite basic stuff. i wanted the background to be more yellow so i changed that in hue/saturation.



3. what it looks like before importing to photoshop.



4. since johannes has very good skin, i won't be doing much retouching, just some spots...



5. what it looks like after skin retouching.



6. added some curves.



7. lightened the eye area to bring out the colour.



8. final!



i hope you learned something, and if you'd like to learn more, you are more than welcome to join my workshop on july 13th, where i will be explaining more about curves and colours.

muse: johannes mengel
mua: maret ubaleht

3 July 2014

1 July 2014

golden forest

a few days ago i invited my girlfriends over for a quick and spontaneous photo shoot and some pizza. we didn't even have any plans regarding the styling or makeup, so we kind of just went with the flow and created this dark look.

since i'm moving out in the end of july, i'm trying to use nearby locations as much as possible. the nature is amazing here. click this to see what my neighborhood looks like, taken on the same spot ;)

dress from urban outfitters, black feather headpiece created by maret ubaleht herself.

photography & retouching: siiri kumari
makeup: maret ubaleht
muse: birgitta ots

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