“All About The Hair” was shot for my son’s senior portrait. He is passionate about basketball and his hair has always been a staple of his unique features. Truly makes everyone envious! All real, no perm!

PPA Showcase Book Selection – “All About the Hair” © Nathan Ham

I love to use this dramatic style in a lot of our work. I used a neutral gray shirt to drive focus to his blonde hair and a hot light on the wall behind him to create a warm separation.


Post Production Details

Color Correction to add warmth to image

Brown/Cream tone for color grading

Frequency Separation to remove stray hairs, facial hair, blemishes, skin hot spots

Dodged/Burned parts of subject and background

Added more warmth to highlighted parts of skin

High pass sharpening

Desaturated overall image

Added contrast and grain

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