Portraits Julia Rathsam

There are four different types of portraits that I chose to focus on for my project. The types of portraits are self, candid, formal, and environmental. The above are the unedited versions of the pictures. The edited pictures will be below.
This is my example of a self portrait. When I was editing it, I removed some of my fly away hairs and removed some blemishes on my face. I then selected the background and made it black and white in order to draw more attention to myself.
This an example of a candid picture, because of the hair blowing into her face and her eyes. I took out several distractions in the background through the clone stamp tool and blemishes. Also, I removed fly away hairs and made the background less vibrant.
For this formal portrait, I removed blemishes and fly away hairs. Then I selected the background and made it black and white in order to draw more attention to the subject.
In this environmental portrait, I first cropped and straightened the picture with the ruler tool. Later I removed blemishes and fly away hairs. I also changed the brightness and contrast in order to draw more attention to the face.

In order to take portraits with natural light, the picture should be taken in manual mood. The shutter speed should be fast, and for a blurred background, the aperture should be large. The ISO should be as low as possible. Aperture Priority mood can also be used with an ISO of 400. Sunsets can provide the softest light possible for portraits. Soft light can also be achieved during an overcast day.

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