Thursday, April 11, 2013
Not Always Smiling
I was watching a "headshots" tutorial on YouTube earlier this week. One of his big no-nos was the S-word. Apparently it is bad form to have your subjects smile into the camera. I guess I always assumed that it looked fake, but now I realize... there is a RULE. Makes me wanna go and break the rule.
In any event.... this video tutorial dealt with a style of lighting I tend to not use. I am not a huge fan of the blinding white backdrop, and the horizontal portrait format. Neither style really resonates with my personal aesthetic. Imagine my surprise when this image popped up in my viewfinder. I kinda liked it. A little color shift, some light toning in LR4, and I was pretty pleased. Mind you, I am not smiling... but that's okay. I have had a lot on my mind. Ask me what I've been thinking about.