Was wondering if anybody could point me in the right direction of recreating modern contemporary portrait photography at home. I've done a bit in the past using photoshop but my skills are pitiful and it's been a while. Is it all photoshop or are special filters used? Assume correct lighting has been used (an amateur studio for example).
I'm after the Venture type pictures, very bright and colourful with near white faces. What is the correct terminology for this to start looking into it more? If you have any guides that would be better.
Also interested in batch conversions/retouching. I've done a little software automation in the past and wondered if I could set photoshop up to take a load of standard images and it automatically change the settings etc to achieve this look on all images in a folder. This would then leave little work for me to do, just cropping and blemish removal at most.