3 lights, 2 coloured gels. This gal is incredible!Model/makeup/hair: Vio HayPhotography: Geoff Jones — with Vio Hay.

3 lights, 2 coloured gels. This gal is incredible!
Model/makeup/hair: Vio Hay
Photography: Geoff Jones — with Vio Hay.

Model: Siobhän ZoëPhotography: Geoff JonesMakeup/concept: Mary LiHair: Catherine Cheah from Raven Waves Extensions 

Model: Siobhän Zoë
Photography: Geoff Jones
Makeup/concept: Mary Li
Hair: Catherine Cheah from Raven Waves Extensions 

Inspired by the movie DominoModel: Stefanie KightleyMakeup: Mary LiPhotography: Geoff JonesHair cut: Shaun Cassar

http://www.threevisual.com.au
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Inspired by the movie Domino
Model: Stefanie Kightley
Makeup: Mary Li
Photography: Geoff Jones
Hair cut: Shaun Cassar


http://www.threevisual.com.au

http://www.marylimakeup.com



 

Getting more control with contrast using gradient maps

No doubt when editing a photo for a client; be it for fashion, beauty or commercial – you will want to adjust contrast. Let’s face it, the basic contast slider in photoshop doesn’t give you much control, so here’s a differnt method for adjusting contrast using a gradient map.

First hit “D” on your keyboard to change to the default foreground and background colours black and white. Then make a new gradient map adjustment layer. You should now have a slightly contrasted black and white image. If your image is in negative, tick the “reverse” box. Now set the layer to soft light.

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Click on the gradient bar to open the Gradient Editor window.

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Now, there are a number of different places where we can make adjustments to the contrast. The black and white box’s on either side are called “colour stops”. These act as controls for the gradient. If you click on the black colour stop, then click the colour itself underneath the opacity control, you can then change it to a lighter shade of grey. This will bring back some of the shadows. Likewise you can change the colour of the white colour stop to bring back some of the highlights.

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Another point of adjustment is the “colour midpoint”. If you click on one of the colour stops, a little diamond shape appears in between the colour stops. This can be dragged left or right to change the position of the gradient mid point. You can also manipulate the colour midpoint, and the colour stop by clicking on the location box at the bottom of the window and using the up and down arrow keys. I find this method far less painful, as it prevents accidentally creating a new colour stop. If you do accidentally create an unwanted colour stop, just click on it and hit delete.

Experiment a lot. You can also use this method for split toning outside of camera raw.

Have fine and I hope you found this useful!

Geoff Jones

Canberra ACT Australia fashion, portrait, beauty and commercial photographer.
http://www.threevisual.com.au 

I’m extremely happy with the results of Sundays shoot with an amazingly talented team consisting of Jessica Lewis, Mary Li, and Melissa Tan,  Catherine  Cheah, and Tentacle Threads.
Melissa is a stunning model from Malaysia. I was very fortunate to have had the chance to shoot with her during her short visit back to Australia. If only we had more time!
More images to come soon!
http://www.threevisual.com.au

I’m extremely happy with the results of Sundays shoot with an amazingly talented team consisting of Jessica Lewis, Mary Li, and Melissa Tan,  Catherine  Cheah, and Tentacle Threads.

Melissa is a stunning model from Malaysia. I was very fortunate to have had the chance to shoot with her during her short visit back to Australia. If only we had more time!

More images to come soon!

http://www.threevisual.com.au

Model: Molly Folkard
MUA: Mary Li
Hair: Jessica Lewis
Photography: Geoff Jones

Model: Molly Folkard
MUA: Mary Li
Hair: Jessica Lewis
Photography: Geoff Jones

Makeup/concept/floral: Dave ReidMUA assitant: Mary LiModel: Maddy HellyerWardrobe: Mary LiHair: Jessica LewisAssistants/BTS: Chris Smith, Sambo ReesPhotography: Geoff JonesFood on the day Provided by Kassandra Utzinger-Chacos

Makeup/concept/floral: Dave Reid
MUA assitant: Mary Li
Model: Maddy Hellyer
Wardrobe: Mary Li
Hair: Jessica Lewis
Assistants/BTS: Chris SmithSambo Rees
Photography: Geoff Jones
Food on the day Provided by Kassandra Utzinger-Chacos

Streamers
Models: Celia Manthorpe, Izzy Hellyer, Maddy Hellyer, Molly Folkard Makeup/styling/concept/floral: Dave Reid Makeup/styling/wardrobe: Mary Li Assistants: Chris Smith, Sambo Rees Food: Kassandra Utzinger-Chacos… Hair: Jessica Lewis Photography/editing: Geoff Jones Thanks to Robert Coppa for lending me a lens

Streamers

Models: Celia Manthorpe, Izzy Hellyer, Maddy Hellyer, Molly Folkard
Makeup/styling/concept/floral: Dave Reid
Makeup/styling/wardrobe: Mary Li
Assistants: Chris Smith, Sambo Rees
Food: Kassandra Utzinger-Chacos
… Hair: Jessica Lewis
Photography/editing: Geoff Jones
Thanks to Robert Coppa for lending me a lens


You are going to payIt will not be deathbut you will never forget.

Model: Hannah RoseMake-up / styling: Mary LiWardrobe: Christine PawlickiAssistant: Chris SmithPhotography / styling: Geoff Jones

You are going to pay
It will not be death
but you will never forget.

Model: Hannah Rose
Make-up / styling: Mary Li
Wardrobe: Christine Pawlicki
Assistant: Chris Smith
Photography / styling: Geoff Jones

Lips: Emily Kwong Makeup: Mary Li Photography: Geoff Jones

Lips: Emily Kwong 
Makeup: Mary Li 
Photography: Geoff Jones

Model: Emski

Model: Emski