Today’s feature image is Erynn again. And today I thought I would use her to help show exactly what an SJP client can expect… Now you may have heard or seen my tag line on signs or business cards, but sometimes the true meaning gets overlooked. So what do I mean by “More Than Photography … ART” ???
Erynn is a beautiful young lady so I know she wont mind me sharing her ‘before’ image to demonstrate the difference between photography and an SJP piece of photographic art. This is one of those rare occasions where I will let you glimpse what an image looks like before being transformed into what I consider a finished piece.
And here is the originally captured image (with just some minor tonal corrections):
Now, of course I retouch and smooth skin tones just as any professional photographer will do. But I like to take all my images to the next level… to create art. The finished image is a combination of 3 total images (the original along with two textures) and about 6-8 tonal layers. The goal is to add a bit of feature enhancement (skin, eyes, lips) to make every subjects features stand out and to also create a depth in the environment. This image was photographed in my beautiful bay window with soft north light streaming in, however since it was an overcast day the bricks on the outside don’t really have much vibrance and look a little dull and the window frame (painted by the previous owners a lovely, NOT, shade of pale green) just looks a little too ordinary for my taste.
This unique art look is what I hope my clients seek when they choose to come to SJP for their portraits. I love photography and especially the ability to create unique pieces for each client. (This is also the primary reason I like to sell albums and wall art instead of a CD with printing rights – on a CD you get ‘proofs’ not ‘art’). I hope you enjoyed the little peak behind the scenes at SJP.
Come back soon!