Today we went to the Boardwalk on the Detroit River at the Renaissance Center. The experience wasn't too shabby as long as we looked out for people flying by on scooters.
It was interesting directing the dancer, Autumn. I am still not as experienced as I would like in directing and posing subjects, however, in my opinion, I did very well.
Of course, learning some ballet terminology makes everything a whole lot easier. When I want a certain pose, and/or when the dancer wants a specific look for the photo, I truly might know what to do.
The post processing was tremendous. Maybe the best ever. I made a different look for almost every photo. It took about 22 hours in Photoshop to first edit and then select the final photos. The photo at the directly below to the right is probably the photo with the best color grading. Something about the warm, greenish look makes the photo look great.
The two photos below and the portrait above were my first successful attempts of skin retouching and softening. Thanks to the Photoshop master himself, Unmesh Dinda (Piximperfect), it was a breeze.
Like a good photographer, I logged in my time. It took me a grand total of 36 hours to create this whole post. Between the travel time to Detroit, the actual shoot, the post processing, the video post production, and writing this blog. You better enjoy it.