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Ok, maybe more like a sales broadcast, but I am excited by the positive reactions from my friends who've seen my first art piece, the portrait of Kirstin Ann! I can't wait to see how Kirstin likes it:-) I have a few more sessions to do, and then I'm ready to preview her with the rest of the world. In the coming weeks I'll announce when we will have a mixer party and you can check out the portrait yourselves. I've heard wine is good for salesmanship...or something....
The thing to know about this art piece is that you need to see it firsthand to get the "depth" of the image. Digital photos don't cut it!
Vin Weathermon is proud to announce his highest quality artistic wall portrait, the Renaissance Masterpiece! These fine art wall portraits are evocative of a time where painters captured the essence of their dignified subjects wearing their finest clothes, simply and beautifully. Every detail is meticulously refined and beautified, with genuine oil brushed highlights creating realism and depth of a photograph, with the richness of a painting.
The whole experience is unique. The portrait is usually a single person for the most dramatic effect, although more people can be included. Formal wear is required to make this portrait, and hair and makeup for women/girls is provided. Optionally, we can provide formal wear.
After the makeup session, your creation session will capture your most engaging and dramatic features. These are not typically "smiling" portraits, but rather you are looking like you might just know a secret or two.
We hope you enjoy the Renaissance Masterpiece portrait for generations to come.
Bought the beautiful Sony RX100 MK IV.
Tried it out, enjoyed the results, but returned it today thanks to Focus Camera's return policy through Amazon.
I didn't get to play with the 4k video because I didn't have a fast enough video card but I'm sure it was fantastic.
Anyway, if money were plentiful I'd keep this camera as it is a well engineered bit of gear; check out Amazon if you are looking to try it yourselfhttp://amzn.to/1U3mHOV
I am a passionate person who is in love with the art of producing great images, but did you know that I'm also a mentor for photographers? In addition to being a member of the Digital Explorers of Orange County club, I also teach private sessions to aspiring artists who want to learn
- studio lighting techniques
- posing and composition
- digital workflow (including Lightroom culling, basic adjustments, minor retouching)
- advanced post-capture treatments in Photoshop, compositing and other creative elements
An example of this is with my good friend and photographer Mimosa Luong, 7 Delights Photography. Incidentally, Mimosa sat for me during a lighting seminar wearing beautiful traditional Vietnamese formal gowns.
She brought over several friends to photograph, and was prepared to get 3-4 looks out of her session. The theme that the gentleman wanted was along the lines of Kingsman (the movie.)
Mimosa shot Tony and Stephen in various lighting scenarios.
Here's the raw shot of Tony doing the secret agent gun pose: And with some photoshop composite work, here's what we came up with for a final image. The work here was to layer mask Tony and drop in a background of cold steel.
In this shot of Stephen, we were looking for a grad shot.
We really got crazy with this one...notice the "S" monogrammed on the wall? This was layer masking, dropping in a background, and doing overlay blends of flames and the text for the monogram.
And in this raw shot with Tony we had a background of Rome setup which was a daylight shot as you see here:
But I thought that changing his handkerchief to blue and dropping in another background to complement those colors looked much better:
There are no limits to the looks one can achieve with a good combination of dramatic portrait lighting and digital treatments.
The "Ultimate Headshot" is key to your LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter or other social media profile shot. Actors, models, and other personalities will appreciate a headshot that shows their uniqueness, their true personality coming through in a dynamic engaging image.
A headshot has to say a lot in just one image; strength, wit, intelligence, sincerity, FUN. My unique studio approach will make your eyes sparkle, your face light up and will give you the best possible connection to your fans, future employer, casting director or agency. Get your Ultimate Headshot today!
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