For the longest time, I've always loved the look of film. From my dad's old Nikon FM up until my 5D2, nothing trumps the look of film to me. Film; I love it and I can't get enough of it. But I was intrigued of how magazines make beauty portraits look so flawless and stunning. Don't get me wrong, I'll never leave my roots but if I were to go commercial one day, I need to learn this stuff.
After constant researching about the best way to go about retouching portraits, I stumbled upon split frequency base editing (for those who studied this in school, go ahead and make fun...it's ok). This probably is the one thing that I needed in my repertoire with fashion photography. I'm still practicing so back off!!
It took me a while to dodge and burn what, as well as what layers to stack, yada yada yada. So below is a photo I took of my homegirl Hazel (@realmisshazel)in my garage this past January (look at my previous post titled "Blue"). I still had the RAW file and did a few tweaks to get it to look ALMOST HDR (but not) in CR first. From there I proceeded to add high and low frequency layers, dodge and burn layers, then topped everything off with a few color filters and contrast filters. I think I'm getting there =)