Some of you may have seen this at one of my speaking engagements or mini-clinics. I wanted to post it here because it is a great overview of how I plan and execute a conceptual portrait.
First, I want to remind you that PhotoShop does not make you a conceptual portrait artist. This particular image I planned, due to budget constrains, ended up being mostly post production work. However, tomorrow I plan on showing you how I made a very simple conceptual portrait to show you the planning and execution are pretty much the same. ***Do not be overwhelmed by this.*** This might be, for you, the moment I was talking about on the blog a days ago. That metaphorical moment in learning conceptual portrait where you come over the hill and before you spreads a Grand-Canyon-sized learning curve? This step-by-step walk through is not an example of what you need to create to be considered a conceptual portrait artist. It is an example of how to structure them. I decided to put this in an album on my business Facebook page. I liked the album format because, as you click through the images, you can see the changes being made very easily and read the captions of what was done in that step. Post any questions you may have in the comments (here or on the Facebook album) and I will do my best to answer them. I hope this is a help. Chat tomorrow!
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