A quick little plug for a piece of software that is going to be a new component in my retouching arsenal, Imagenomic’s Portraiture.
I have been wanting software that could give my models and subjects the refined look of polish that I see in so many photographers imagery. After reading some reviews, I decided to give Portraiture a try.
First off, I can’t believe how quick and easy it is to use. I wasn’t really looking forward to using and learning another piece of software for negligible results. Quite surprised/impressed with the power of the results in basically no time at all. The above image is off my mother, (hope she doesn’t mind), I felt if that the image was fairly good to begin with. Went with a clamshell light setup with a bare bulb behind to add texture to the background. The image on the left though lacked that final polish. With Portraiture, I think I spent about 45 seconds editing the image on the right. I messed around with some sliders based on the default presets, found what I liked, presto!, great looking skin that isn’t plasticky or devoid of details.
Second, the cost. 199 for a Photoshop plugin?, sounds expensive at first. How many minutes/hours would it take me to get these results freehanded? 30 minutes at least, and the look wouldn’t be as good. Also, when you can present your subjects looking their best, the clients will be thrilled. Raise your hand if you hate thrilled clients? thought so.
If you photograph people of all ages, download the trial of Portraiture to see if you can’t take your images to the next level.
Josh loves a good adventure and some of his favorite wedding and engagement shoots have involved “getting crazy” or going somewhere special to the couple.
Josh is a Texas native and long time Pflugerville resident. He started his photography business in 2009 and has never looked back. His photo business even allowed him to be daddy-day-care before his two sons reached school age. Over the years his business has expanded to include just about every type of photography including automotive, editorial portraits, corporate events, sports and food. Through it all, he has continued to love wedding photography for genuine moment, the fast pace and the diversity of subjects it offers. Josh is a co-founder of North Austin Pfoutographic Society and a resident instructor at Precision Camera & Video in Austin, Tx.