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Photography Shenanigans: Conceptual

February 28, 2014

Wow, I haven’t done a Shenanigans segment in quite awhile. But last month I attended a conceptual photography workshop held by Jenna Martin Photography, which blew my photographic mind. The quantity of work and creativity that goes on in that type of conceptual photography is way beyond what my journalisticly centered skills usually focus on. Doing anything beyond curves, color balance and other darkroom basics in Photoshop is a pretty big no-no for us (see: World Press Photo controversies 2013 and 2014, and also the Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer fired from the AP). Jenna Martin said she spends upward of 80 hours in Photoshop on one piece! I don’t think I’ve ever spent 80 hours on anything… Anywho, I decided I’d give something completely different a try and did a whole day of shooting with some friends to see what would happen. Below is the best result I got. Hopefully I'll be able to polish this new skill and be able to offer customized fantasy portraits to you fine people out there.

Linky links: These movie theaters are beautiful.

This black-light series is beautiful.

These fish are beautiful!

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