I googled peter hurley head shots, so I could show Gabi what kinds of poses to do and how to do the famous “squinch”. We mainly based her photos off of these photos.
I set the ISO at 640, the aperture at f/4, and shutter speed at 1/200. I had to use a plain white sheet as the backdrop, which I ironed out as much as I could. Because I was doing this at home, I also only had one studio light. To get more light, I had my dad hold this huge, bright light close to her face, with two flashlights to even attempt to match the flash of the studio light.The photo above is with no editing and before my dad and I got the extra lights. The shadow was pretty bad on the other side of her face.The photo above is the original image without any editing done.The photo above, is the final image. I retouched the background to get rid of the wrinkles. Second, I set the white balance to whitest part of the background. Then I adjusted the levels and color.
The photo above was edited at home using the “Edit” option in Photos on my Mac, because I don’t have Photoshop. While the bottom 2 photos were done in class on Photoshop.
These 3 photos above are my favorites, because the background is mainly white. I opened the image in Camera Raw and used the white balance tool and set the background white.Then I decided to crop it down, because after looking through Hurley’s head shots, I noticed he crops off the head a little bit.