Let’s Face It…..
Posted by akessonphotography on 1, May 31, 2007
we see all these make-up ads with flawless airbrushed skin and looooooooooooonnnnnnng eyelashes and absolutely no age lines – is it any wonder that [a] no woman will leave home without a complete facial and makeup session; and [b] they won’t let a camera zoom in very close at all. But you know, I put this pic up as an example of what a real everyday “woman next door” looks like cropped tight. Sure I’ve given the pic a bit of a sharpen, some localised exposure and colour correction, and a warming filter. But then I do that to EVERY photograph.
Shot outdoors, no flash but with a big white reflector (you can see it) to fill in the shadows. And no,… she doesn’t live next door. But she is a fabulous person with a really natural smile.