Youth

youth portrait

This is the season for youth portraits in Norway, as we are heading for “confirmation season”/konfirmasjonsesongen.
3 years ago, I took her sister’s photos, and now it was Erle who is up for confirmation. I decided to try a totally new location in Trondheim, at least new to me. We headed for the golf course, which lucky for us is not open yet…I like the landscape and curves, and there are some other buildings on site available.
The light was kind of tricky, being in the middle of the day (Easter Monday), and my starting point in photoshop was this (not extremely fantastic):

Skjermbilde 2014-04-22 kl. 22.25.06

 

The adjustments were:

Skjermbilde 2014-04-22 kl. 22.24.39

I knew then I would have something to work on further. The layers look like this in the finished photo:

Skjermbilde 2014-04-22 kl. 22.26.40

Kind of cool (or at least better) in just a few minutes of working. The final image will be something like this:

5604_Erle_0012

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Youth

During the last month I have had the pleasure of doing some confirmation photography. My aim is to make these a little informal, and create photos with a more lasting effect; a portrait telling the world who they are/were at the time rather than during the specific session. Hopefully the girls/boys themselves are proud to see their portrait on a relatives’ wall somewhere…