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Great looking red lips with Luminar

I normally ask female subjects to wear lip gloss or lipstick before we begin our photo session. This makes their lips look silky smooth. Most of the time they listen,

Defining focus in a headshot

Later this year, I’m exhibiting some portraits of nurses on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic. In preparing for this, I played around with a few different styles, ultimately

Batch processing portrait session

How to batch process a portrait session

The key to a great portrait session rests on the proof that the subject sees after it’s over. The way the proofs from the portrait session look will directly affect

Beautiful portraits with Luminar 4.2

Back in November, I wrote a post about quick and easy portraits using Luminar 4. Now Luminar has had two software updates with versions 4.1 and 4.2. Luminar claims they

Portrait Tips: Easy on the eyes, please

Eyes are simply the most important thing in a portrait. We know this. We do all kinds of things to emphasize the eyes. Catchlights, reflectors and post-processing all work to

Removing a sunburn

We’ve probably all been guilty of not using sunblock, but there is no reason for a sunburn to ruin the subject of your photo. If you don’t fix the sunburn,

Creating that soft, dreamy, hazy look

Creating that soft dreamy almost hazy and ethereal look in Lightroom Classic and Luminar 4 isn’t as difficult as you might think. Sure, it is always best to capture in-camera,

Face slimming when and why

Slimming faces: When and why

Slimming faces starts at the camera by lighting the thin side of the subject while letting the thicker side slip into shadow. For jowls, a high camera angle with the

Editing a portrait in Luminar 4

Luminar 4 has many powerful tools to edit and enhance portraits. In this video, you will learn how to apply a combination of tools to creatively edit a portrait and

Quick and easy portraits in Luminar 4

As someone who works on a lot of creative portraits, I was fairly keen to try out the new Luminar 4. I had been asked to review this program, which

Post processing a photographic portrait

You can use post-processing software to take an image to a new level. We don’t always have the opportunity to get everything lit exactly as we like when we come

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