post processing (dramatis personœ)
Dramatis Personœ ~ personal portraiture
“Portrait” -it is the artistic representation of character,or persona, with the intention to portray the likeness or personality of something about someone that is individual. The setting and the context are a concept I like to explore. I enjoy shooting on location & I don’t mind taking the time to work a scene , to let it breathe, until we love the results. Curiosity and ambition drives my eyes.
This important studio time is equivalent to darkroom processing.I review each photo then I place an emphasis on how it could be used for the most impact. Most of the time this happens in planning before the shoot, & is polished up in post production. depending on your publishing or print needs I optimize the files for the best resolution, mood, concept or overall feel depending on the approach. I consider the retouching and other optimizations and the best use of them. Then I label catalog, back up and then finally process the files. They get selected edited and re selected…until I upload the batches online for you to examine on the proofing gallery of the site. From here we can determine what gets final edits and you can download the images.
My style is a mixture of journalistic and representative shooting…if I shoot a portion of your project with film, then the process is obvious that I will have to convert the print to digital.
For clients who require graphical, layout and web uses, your digital files are readily available, Usually about 1200×800 pixel , a decent HQ resolution. I am also available to configure installations for my clients.
Most people do not realize the extent of this “digital darkroom” processing of images. Even though I shoot to get the best effect in camera, the way your files are handled from the camera to the finished product can make a tremendous difference in the quality of the photos. I use Adobe Photoshop, Apple Aperture and Adobe Lightroom for handling my photo developing. If you are considering a larger project, I recommend that you invest in your own external backup drive for your assets along with your prints, this way you always have a clone of your memories available.