This for me is the exciting part of photography. Creating your portrait is where your planning and taking the photographs come together. This is the opportunity to take your photograph and turn it into a work of art ready to hang on your wall or show off to the world.
Creating your portrait takes the elements and influences that you identified in UNIT ONE, the intention and script that you put together in UNIT TWO and the photographs that you took during UNIT FOUR. This is where all of your hard work so far comes together.
As with anything there are some editing basics that will help you when it comes to creating your final image.
For my editing I use Photoshop, however if you don’t have Photoshop there are other image editing programs available for free. The one that I recommend is GIMP (GNU Image Manipulation Program)*.
Possibly the best way to explain about creating your portrait is to show you with a real life example. During this unit I will be taking you through how I went from the image on the left to get the image on the right. Remember though that you will have your own image in mind so use these as a guide and experiment along the way to get the result that you want.