Model: Eva Ning Wei
Above is my beautiful friend Eva. This is from June in Perth, Western Australia and playing around in a studio just for laughs.
This photo represents a move in my editing workflow that I am happy with. I am always trying to improve how I retouch and practice constantly to evolve. While this style is not for every job, for my personal work, this is definitely a step in the direction I am happy with.
BTS (Behind the Scenes)
In this image I broke down the steps in a more specific way.
Firstly I moved to different RAW convertor and started using Capture One by Phase One. I am amazed at the quality I can pull out of this software over Adobe Camera RAW.
Secondly I structured my retouch into desecrate sections as you can see on the right.
Working non-destructively in Photoshop and strictly in my new workflow I can move up and down the sections efficiently and fix issues I notice as I work (look at it from bottom to top).
The final result should be full of texture, colour balanced and give a look more of a painting than a straight photo.