As you can see I built out the edges and the bottom of the original photo to make it square and then I worked on it.
Thanks to Sarah Peet for sending me the original.
Here are some before and after photo of Melissa Haywood and her partner Martin. I’ve uploaded them here as someone was asking me on Flickr if I had just added a texture. As you can see I did a little bit of tidying up around them and tried to bring out the colours in their tattoos and make the pleating in her dress more pronounced.
I did the shoot in Tinakilly House Hotel and I’ve a couple of others from that shoot that I’ll upload later when I’ve had a chance to work on them.
A couple of times a year I give a free voucher for a personalized portrait to a charity/worthy cause…..school, hospital etc. So if you’re working towards an event like this and would like a voucher as a prize for your raffle do email me and let me know.
I asked Melissa if I could shoot her and her boyfriend and in return I did some shots of her in this hotel; Tinakilly House Hotel. it’s a very old and beautiful Hotel but I just couldn’t resist making it a little more ornate…….;-)
I took some more of her which I’ll post here on my blog after I’ve finished processing them.