Genetic Portraits - A Guide
Learning portrait photography and Photoshop go hand in hand. With today’s technology you can transform the standard portrait into a telling story about your genetic code and how much we are alike rather than different. The human face has distinct categorical characteristics known as dominate or recessive traits as some of you may have learned about in a biology course. Many are obvious between familial relatives but some are shared throughout the human race.
In this exciting and hands-on project you will go through a carefully formulated portrait session acquiring the images with precise specifications and a standard portrait editing workflow incorporating basic masking and alignment skills in Photoshop.
This is not a step-by-step tutorial for new users. It is a guide for users with basic knowledge of Photoshop and Bridge. Once my students have an understanding of Photoshop I find giving them a guide rather than step-by-step instruction challenges them to use critical problem solving skills using what they have already learned and make independent decisions to get from point A to B.