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Blog: Evolution of a Glamour Photo in Tutorials

 

By Lee Varis, www.varis.com
 
 
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Great Glamour Starts with Light but Finishes with Luminosity
 
One of the concepts I stress most with my students is that photography is all about the play of lights and darks; tonal value is more important than color! I find that, most of the time, the path to a great color image runs through a B&W conversion, at some point. It is much easier to make tone and contrast decisions when you are not being distracted by color. Once an ideal B&W is achieved, you can apply the B&W luminosity to the original color. The following example, from my last Glamour workshop, shows this process.
 

Gauntlet: Everyone Appreciates Art…Or Not

 By Gary Fong

Photographer: Tanya Shafer
 
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The pattern of creativity is often consistent with an instinctive manipulation of the proverbial “brush stroke”.  How people use the basic tools of an artist’s brush, determines the artistic “genius” and the artistic “also ran”.
 

Only Photography Can Capture the "Microexpressions" by Stanley Leary

 

by Stanley Leary

 

 

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Microexpressions
 
Lie to Me is the hit TV [January 21, 2009 to January 31, 2011] series based on the research of Dr. Paul Ekman. Haggard and Isascs are credited with the discovery of Micro Expressions in the 1960s. Paul Ekman created a coding system for microexpressions and in 2001 he was named by the American Psychological Association as one of the most influential psychologists of the 20th century.