For this Renaissance Self-portrait we have to search Renaissance portrait (1400 A.D. to 1700 A.D.) and then choose one picture that we like and then we should put our face (our picture that we took in the class) on the head of the person's portrait that we chose. I put my face's picture in the head of the woman's portrait that I chose. Then I had to change the color balance because it had to be same color as the body and I change my eye brows color as the hair color. I added some noise to make it same as the body that had some noise on it. I also added tattoo on her shoulder and Adidas mark on the top of her clothes. I put nails with nail polish on her nails and I added one gold ring in her finger. For the background I used "Old City Hall and Nathan Philip's Square in Toronto" Photo. The coolest part is when I put my face in others person's face and make the color same as the body. I had some problem in the color tones but I tried different color and I found the best color that I wanted. This assignment helped strengthen my skills in Photoshop and my familiarity with the tools. Now I know more how to use the Photoshop and I'll use this skills for doing more strong work.
Traditional Photo Portraits
Rationale for Traditional Photo Portrait
For the Steve Carty portrait assignment I took portraits of him and 2 students in my class. I used three lightings that were back hard light, side booming light, and front light. For the back hard light we positioned behind the whiteboard of our model that it makes the picture supernatural and special feel. For the side booming light one person should hold the light above the model's face and it focus on the model’s figure. The last one that it was front light that we used the light box on head level of the model and it made the photo too bright so we put the whiteboard for the background and change the lighting level on the camera. I learned new skills of Steve and how to work and change the light on the camera and taking a good portrait photo with a nice light. I'll use this skills for taking professional portrait photo of my friends and make money with it.