Thursday, June 25, 2009

Well, I had a blast at this high school senior party in Burlington. What a fantastic group of kids. Parents were invited so it was great to see everyone interacting and supportive. Some of the kids were a little apprehensive about jumping in to get their portrait taken, but it didn't take long before having your photo taken became the thing to do. I had climbed up on a 3 step ladder to get above the subjects, and I had them sit on a bench I had positioned in front of me. This is a great angle for shooting just about anybody!

As you can see, all of the students were already so youthful and beautiful, full of life and excitement and they images came off the camera wonderfully. I did do some glamour retouching to the photos here so that you could see what the difference is in a re-touched image.

Retouching is generally subtle little changes that make people look their best, like they do in real life. The camera will often pick up small things that are missed when you are with someone in person. For that reason alone, some people avoid the camera or don't think they take a good photo. As you will see from the re-touched examples below, the edits appear to be minor, but the image just has more impact.

If you click on the image you can see a larger version of it.