Mista Skee

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"Folasade"

"Composition is king", whether, it be a painting, portrait, landscape or even a graphic, if anything will let you down... trust, it will be composition!

You are asking me what makes a good picture. For me, it is the harmony between subject and form that leads each one of those elements to its maximum of expression and vigor. -Henri Cartier-Bresson, "What Makes a Good Picture?", "The Best of Popular Photography" by Harvey V. Fondiller, ISBN: 0871650371 , page: 272

I'm back today with a portrait, here I am interested in forms,shapes and of course shadows. I allow my subject to emerge from the darkness, by using a technique I have developed in photoshop :-) called simply "FDTL" from darkness to light.

I will soon post a tutorial on how I achieved this as this picture believe it or not was taken in daylight, outside and not in a studio.

I've always said, the best photoshop work is hardly seen :-) well this is one pic that quite alot of photoshop work has been done, but keeping it as natural as possible, is the key!

The original can be found here.
folasade

I'll be working on a tutorial to explain my technique as soon as I get the free time to do so, I confess i'm quite lazy :-(


"Folasade"

"Composition is king", whether, it be a painting, portrait, landscape or even a graphic, if anything will let you down... trust, it will be composition!

You are asking me what makes a good picture. For me, it is the harmony between subject and form that leads each one of those elements to its maximum of expression and vigor. -Henri Cartier-Bresson, "What Makes a Good Picture?", "The Best of Popular Photography" by Harvey V. Fondiller, ISBN: 0871650371 , page: 272

I'm back today with a portrait, here I am interested in forms,shapes and of course shadows. I allow my subject to emerge from the darkness, by using a technique I have developed in photoshop :-) called simply "FDTL" from darkness to light.

I will soon post a tutorial on how I achieved this as this picture believe it or not was taken in daylight, outside and not in a studio.

I've always said, the best photoshop work is hardly seen :-) well this is one pic that quite alot of photoshop work has been done, but keeping it as natural as possible, is the key!

The original can be found here.
folasade

I'll be working on a tutorial to explain my technique as soon as I get the free time to do so, I confess i'm quite lazy :-(


comments (10)

  • Reza
  • United States
  • 2 May 2006, 03:09
Nice shot...Oh. I just noticed the ShMood. I was going to make a suggestion. smile

Good stuff, still.
Intersting.

Like the way you've bumped up the highlights on the face. Nice work.
Skee, your work these days is beginning to bear semblance with that of a painter. This could have quite easily being a fantastic painting but a the same time its a magnificent picture. Keep it up
  • digitalmike
  • United States-Virginia
  • 2 May 2006, 13:31
Very nice shot by the Skeester...I look forward to the tutorial.
  • attah
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 2 May 2006, 14:29
Agreeing with comments above. Can't wait for tutorial. well done
  • attah
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 2 May 2006, 14:31
Just thinking, the use of photoshop gives you a lot more room for manouvre so i guess you really have to have a vision... makes you more of an artist in the painting sense of the word.. like Sola said
  • Veloran
  • Singapore
  • 2 May 2006, 16:34
Nice portrait, good job on the processing... One thing I noticed though, the light fades into the left, right and bottom as if there's a black border there, straight lines all around. What's with that?
  • dany
  • uk
  • 2 May 2006, 17:50
Not feeling this pic at all.
Lovely!
  • Suby
  • Milton Keynes, Great Britain (UK)
  • 3 May 2006, 14:53
Great potrait, looking at the original. FANTASTIC X 1000000 shot. Now this is wHat I call EXCELLEBT EXPERT use of editing tools/sofware to ENHANCE ones image. Darn bro, this is a masterclass on how it CAN be done and got absolutely right.

For that my friend not only do I give you a big fat I LIKEY, I tip my virtual hat off to you sir.

Suby.
P.s
Now give me that tutorial NOW. smile

P.p.s
VERY IMPRESSED WITH THIS SHOT.

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