My 2 cents on AI and photography. Specifically headshots.
I’m not against AI, I actually use it ALL THE TIME. And have been for quite some time.
Especially for headshots.
Why? Because I want to spend as much time with my kids as possible. AND to deliver images to my clients that they can truly be proud of to share with the world they influence.
I must say though, there are fine tune touches within the editing process that AI simply can not do automatically without me giving it detailed instructions and fine tuning (which takes the same amount of time as me doing it).
AI definitely speeds up the entire process. And I LOVE THAT SO MUCH!
Let me give an example:
One of the individuals below requested for a specific hair adjustment, and another asked for facial retouching that reflected their needs. Another requested adjustments to clothing, and so on.
I keep notes on all these requests.
AI helps me retouch to some extent, but the prompting to create the look that best reflects my client’s aesthetics… these specific requests are actually my FAVORITE parts about headshots. These small requests are what makes YOU unique in every way.
The requests are not flaws you see in yourself, but rather, how you see yourself and want your world to see who you truly are!
Its my job to capture your essence, and it’s YOUR job to be YOU!
All in all what once would take hours on end per PERSON. Now can be done within moments. SO GRATEFUL!
That being said. Be you. Always be you. And thank you to everyone who came in front of my camera during this event. I am honestly the most blessed to be doing what I love for people who are truly remarkable in every way.