375 DAYS - 365 PHOTOS - Photo 277, taken June 11, 2009, Oran, Algeria.
This is a journalist from my office in Algeria at La Voix de l’Oranie, a French language newspaper I spent some time at in 2009. Most women I met at the newspaper were very camera shy, but over time some of them became more comfortable with me till the point that a lot of them wanted quasi-glamour portraits. With full air brushing and post production, they wanted their images to look like they came out of fashion magazines.
At the time I was taking a lot of classes at Lynda.com and after some requests for toning like this, I took a class in Fashion Retouching.
I’ve found Lynda.com to be an invaluable source of information and while toning like this wouldn’t be ok for most newspaper uses, for commercial images and client requests its very useful knowledge. Check out the class here.
For more photography from Algeria click here.
382 DAYS - 365 PHOTOS is a series of photographs from the archives of jonahkessel.com. Photographs span over eight years and include locations from all around the world. They fall in no particular order, but their own.
For an explanation of why there are 375 days in this photo series instead of the traditional 365 days, see this link. To make bets on how many days will actually pass by the time it takes Jonah to post 365 pictures, see this link.