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Recently during SXSW I met up with my good friends Steve Wampler and Alex Suarez for a mini photowalk model shoot with the amazing Doa! Doa was awesome!!! We had a great time at lunch this day and walked around to various locations and grabbed many shots while fighting the crowds. I was shooting standard pics and also some in Infrared. I’ll post those IR portraits one day soon….very cool!!
In my desire to become a portrait photographer…shoots like this are such a great experience. I just need more experience working with the subjects. That will come in time. So I think about my future plans and over the last few years I have added a few shooting styles to my abilities..HDR, IR, Texturing, etc… To really excel in portraiture you need to stand out. Most everyone can take a portrait shot that is decent. But you need that extra kick to have people want you to photograph them. So I am working on incorporating all my past skills into such pics.
The above shot is just basic Photoshop and layers. Took about 10 minutes! A cool and different look! To use the old saying …why be ordinary? …be extraordinary!! Have fun! The original shot is below…