Here I am, suffering from an aching infected tooth plus a Strep Throat. As a compassionate human being, philanthropist and of course a humanitarian before all, my first thought is how can I make you suffer as I suffer, but with a portrait challenge 🙂 All joking apart I despise doing portraiture, so I need to find a way to make them fun!
I had a few ideas in mind and Split Face Portraits won this round. The foremost reason, it’s a great way to get started in the Halloween Spirit with make-up and all the accouterments. The image above is a good example of costume VS real life look. We still see the separating line as it is not blended, we’ll get into the blending in a video tutorial.
Traditionally used to show before and after, the concept needs two different images to get started. You don’t have to stick with the Halloween theme, you can capture different people and even match up an individual with their favorite pet.
You can also use but one image and post process one of the halves to your liking. However you do need to capture a brand new portrait to start off with this challenge.
I’ve shown you vertically split images finalized in post processing. Don’t let the post processing thwart your creativity. If you want to print your portraits and finish the job OLD SCHOOL STYLE with a pair of scissors, go for it…but please use your images shot and printed for this challenge.
Here are a few tutorials :
A GOOGLE SEARCH will also reveal a few APPs for Android and IOS. Don’t be afraid to complete this challenge with a mobile device.
This is all about having fun! I know it can be tempting to use images off the Internet to complete this Challenge but this is a photography challenge and the photography part is entirely your responsibility.
A Little disclaimer and advice : Please do not alter individuals to the point of ridicule without their approval.
The rules are pretty simple:
- Post one original photograph (Your Image) shot each week per theme posted on this blog to Google+, Facebook, or Flickr (or all three). Tag the photo #photochallenge and #photochallenge2016
- The shot should be a new shot you took for the current weekly theme, not something from your back catalog or someone else’s image.
- The posted image should be a photograph, not a video.
- Don’t leave home without your camera. Participating in the 2016 PhotoChallenge is fun and easy.