#17 MAKEUP AND SMELL THE COFFEE! Should I invest in professional hair and makeup for my headshot session? I would personally recommend using a trusted makeup artist for any portrait photography session. A skilled makeup artist can create the illusion of flawless skin, define the eyes and enhance facial features. Professional makeup will also help […]Read More USEFUL HEADSHOT TIPS.
IF IT’S CONSIDERED A FAD…….IT MIGHT LOOK BAD! Let me be clear. It’s fantastic to see people expressing themselves. Innovative style, interesting hair, bold make-up. I love it. But, and it’s a big but. It doesn’t necessarily belong in your headshot session. Why not? Think about it. Have you ever looked back at photographs of […]Read More USEFUL HEADSHOT TIPS.
Hello everyone.In today’s post, I’m showcasing some images from a photo-shoot with a historical theme.I’ve had a lifelong interest in history. World War 2 has fascinated me since I was a child, but I’m also interested in the Medieval period. So when Tegan and I got together to shoot, we put together a concept based […]Read More Photographing Medieval History’s Heroes……….and Villains!
I’ve been getting tons of questions about my editing techniques lately, so I’ve decided to put together this step by step guide that will hopefully serve as a useful resource and reference tool. First of all, as I’m sure you all know by now, my style drifts towards the fine art photography genre. The techniques […]Read More My ultimate step by step Lightroom and Photoshop editing workflow guide, including follow along video.
Lets get straight to the meat and potatoes with some quick photoshoot tips 1) Have your lighting and gear set up, switched on, tested and ready to go before your subject/model arrives. It may seem obvious but it will save you time and it will give your model/subject some initial confidence in that you know […]Read More My quick start photoshoot guide/checklist.
Hello everyone. Just a quickie today to let you know about my latest easy to follow YouTube video tutorial. Harness the power of dodging and burning to add extra dimension to your portrait editing workflow. There’s an extra bonus tip at the end of the video for a real punchy global dodge effect with massive […]Read More QUICK AND EASY Photoshop dodge and burn tutorial.
Hello everyone. Quick and easy to follow video tutorial to share today on my YouTube channel highlighting a process I use on the majority of my images. This two-minute retouching step gives that waxy, painterly look to skin which really fits well with my style and works perfectly with fine art portrait images in general. […]Read More Easy to follow tutorial for a painterly style skin effect in Photoshop.
Little editing tip to share with you today, and this is a fabulous and easy tutorial to really make your subject’s eyes POP in Photoshop. Giving those eyes that extra punch can really elevate your portrait post production work and make it stand out. I use this technique on the majority of my images, and […]Read More Easy to follow tutorial to make eyes POP in Photoshop (Including YouTube video)
……killed two birds with one stone and took this self portrait in the kitchen! It wasn’t any fun taking this. Wearing that mask felt like someone was pressing a pillow down on my face! No fun at all. The props, I had lying around. A World War 2 helmet, a cold war era Soviet gas […]Read More I went to the shops today to buy toilet paper……………
Just a quick addendum to my recent blog post…………. https://andrewkatsaitisphotography.wordpress.com/2020/10/28/halloween-photoshoot-ideas-when-youre-locked-down-in-the-middle-of-a-global-health-pandemic/ We had a fabulous Hallowe’en. I hope you did too? We played games. The kids bobbed for apples. We had a chocolate fondue with strawberries and the biggest marshmallows I’ve ever seen! I got my picture. My mission was to make a Hallowe’en portrait……..a family […]Read More Making those family memories.