Last week, all I did was to be amazed with my photos. A friend of mine which is a professional photographer based in Los Angeles insisted to photographed me using his new Phase One P45 plus MF camera. I told him that I will only allow him to get me into prints if and only If he will take me in a location where flowers are all in bloom .I try to insist just to keep out from his lenses and told him that’s what I want it to be. He smiled at me and took me at the center, well I guess I cannot do anything but to make my best pose and wear some smile and that’s it, a flashy light with a shutter sound. I try to ask him after what lighting equipment is he using, all I got was a whisper of “Profoto”.
And yes I wasn’t expecting that my photo will appear as what I want it to appear though I know that the quality is good considering that he uses that Phase One P45+ thing and that Profoto lighting equipment. To my surprise I found myself in a common Alaskan Setting surrounded with wild flowers in white and purple. It appears fabulous for me. He told me that he have edited my photo and enhanced it by means of graphic application software (that I don’t know).
It is not my photo that I have posted here but I have found something in a fashion catalog which is akin to my how my picture was enhanced. Photo credited to Sebastian Taheri of Silver Image Studios Los Angeles. I believe this was taken inside their studio. The graphic enhancement of this photo resembles a very realistic setting; no doubt Taheri’s company is loved by most clients especially when it comes to fashion.
Oops, I guess where getting far, my points in here are, first, I see graphic enhancement skills is such as an advantageous tool in the field of photography for the fact that you can have your desired location without going out and spending penny just to obtain your preferred setting. The entirety of the appearance of your image is definitely in your hands for you can change the things that you want to change. Just a last word for the photo above, I love how Sebastian Taheri and probably his graphic design team enhanced the photo, and yes I also love how my friend bring me into my ideal setting.