25 December 2016

Post-processing Street Portraits

The Pareto principle (aka the 80/20 rule, the law of the vital few, or the principle of factor sparsity) states that, for many events and processes, roughly 80 % of the effects come from 20 % of the causes. Applied to the post-processing of street portraits, it means that c. 80 % or more of the raw images can be edited with c. 20 % or less of the available tools in any post-processing software, e.g. Adobe Photoshop Elements. The following simple workflow procedure for Adobe Photoshop Elements is a practical and straightforward application of the above-mentioned Pareto principle.

Step 1.
Check and decide whether to keep or delete the image (criteria: e.g. the subject’s pose/expression, the image’s sharpness and composition):
 
Unprocessed image.


























Step 2.
Straighten the image horizontally (if necessary):

Straightened image.


























Step 3. 
Crop the image to the desired/standardized aspect ratio and format (e.g. 4 : 3 aspect ratio, horizontal format):

Cropped image (e.g. 4 : 3 Aspect Ratio).





























Step 4.
Apply a subliminal, almost invisible rectangular black vignette:

Black vignette applied.





























Step 5.
Use the quick selection tool for selecting the face, refine the selection's edge (feather with 12 ... 20 px, smoothen, improve contrast), and sharpen the subject's face:

Face sharpened.





























Step 6.
Use the quick selection tool for selecting the face, refine the selection's edge (feather with 12 ... 20 px, smoothen, improve contrast), and enhance the subject's face by adjusting the colour of the face, by using colour curves in order to lighten shadows, by removing any colour cast, by de/saturating and/or improving the vibrance of the face, and by lightening the eyes:

Face enhanced/improved.





























Step 7. 
Use the quick selection tool for selecting the subject, refine the edge (feather with 8 ...12 px, smoothen, improve contrast, and inverse), and enhance the subject's background by adjusting colour and lighting of the background (e.g. desaturate and darken):

Background enhanced/improved; done.






























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20 December 2016

Browsing Koraput’s Sunday Market

Koraput is a one-horse town and busy marketplace in the Koraput District in the southwest of the East Indian state of Odisha fka Orissa, surrounded by mountains, thick forests and waterfalls, and peopled by many interesting scheduled tribal groups (Adivasi). The district is an interesting part of the tribal belt in southern Odisha.

Every Sunday one can see various Orissan Adivasi people selling their products (e.g. field crops, vegetables, roots, fruits, handicraft items) on the busy weekly tribal market aka haat poda which plays an important role in maintaining the distinctive Adivasi identity. Most Adivasi people at the market belong to the Kondh, Paroja, Mali and Gadaba tribes. Their unique facial tattoos and sometimes rather unconventional accessories (e.g. the number, shape and location of the tribal women’s nose rings and ear rings) denote the particular tribe and sub-tribe to which they belong. Many tribal people calculate the difference in time between two dates or social events with the help of the number of weekly markets that have passed: marriages are arranged, communications to other villages are sent through, and gossip is shared (e.g. about abducted photographers)...


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15 December 2016

Outlining Orissa's Ethnic Diversity

Odisha fka Orissa is one of the 30 states of India, located on the eastern coast. It is the 11th largest state by population, and the 3rd most populous state of India in terms of tribal communities aka Adivasi. The dominant ethnic group is the Odia people, an Indo-Aryan ethno-linguistic group of East India. Odia fka Oriya is the official and most widely spoken language, spoken by c. 35 million Orissans. Around 8 million of these people belong to the Scheduled Tribes which refers to specific indigenous peoples whose status is acknowledged to some formal degree by national legislation. Officially known as Adivasi they constitute c. one quarter of Orissa’s total population.

The Kondha tribe is the largest tribe of Orissa in terms of population. They consist of about one million people and are based mainly in the Kandhamal and adjoining districts namely Rayagada and Koraput. The Santhal people with a population over 500,000 inhabit the Mayurbhanj district. The Saura populace of over 300,000 are a tribal community in the Rayagada district and in specific pockets of the Koraput and Gajapati districts.

The majority (over 90 %) of people in the state of Odisha are Hindus. Christians in Odisha account for c. 5 % of the entire population while Odia Muslims account for c. 3 %. The Sikh, Buddhist and Jain communities together account for c. 2 % of the population. Large sections of the indigenous tribes follow Sarnaism, their indigenous natural religion.

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Following Adivasi Women to the Market

Rayagada is a small town and railway station in the Rayagada District in the southwest of the East Indian state of Odisha fka Orissa, a district of meadows, forests, waterfalls and terraced valleys, peopled by many interesting scheduled tribal groups (Adivasi). The district has a predominant tribal population of c. 60 % and is the homeland of various tribal communities with their sub-tribes.

The friendly and charming Adivasi women of the hill-dwelling Desia Kondh tribe (aka Kuvi Kondh) dominate the lively daily fresh-produce market along Rayagada’s mainstreet. The Kondhs are one of the largest tribal groups in Odisha. They are known for their cultural heritage and values which center on respecting nature.

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Countless Desia Kondh (aka Kuvi Kondh) tribal market women (Adivasi) with their very distinctive, beautiful nose jewellery come every morning from remote villages to Rayagada and sell delicious fruits and interesting vegetable, e.g. mustard, turmeric, tamarind, banana, pineapple, orange, jackfruit, ginger, lemon and mahula, apart from various minor forest produce.

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Matt Hahnewald Photography; Facing the World; photography; photo; image; psychological; amazing; spectacular; favourite; superior; excellent; Nikon D3100; Nikkor AF-S 50mm f/1.8G; prime lens; 50mm lens; 4 : 3 aspect ratio; horizontal format; street; portraiture; closeup; headshot; full-face view; colour; outdoor; cultural; character; personality; human head; human face; human eyes; nose; nose jewellery; tribal jewellery; earrings; facial expression; eye contact; bareheaded; consent; empathy; rapport; respect; encounter; ethnic portrait; travel; adivasi; Kondha people; Desia Kondh tribe; Desia Kondh woman; mature woman; market woman; Rayagada; Orissa; East India; one person; posing; authentic; awesome; fascinating; gold-and-gemstone nose jewellery; tribal nose jewellery; tribal; red; tattoo; forehead
Matt Hahnewald Photography; Facing the World; photography; photo; image; psychological; amazing; favourite; superior; excellent; Nikon D3100; Nikkor AF-S 50mm f/1.8G; prime lens; 50mm lens; 4 : 3 aspect ratio; horizontal format; street; portraiture; closeup; headshot; seven-eighths-view; colour; outdoor; cultural; character; personality; human head; human face; human eyes; nose; nose jewellery; tribal jewellery; facial expression; eye contact; bareheaded; consent; empathy; rapport; respect; encounter; ethnic portrait; travel; adivasi; Kondha people; Desia Kondh tribe; Desia Kondh woman; young woman; villager; market woman; Rayagada; Orissa; East India; one person; posing; interested; authentic; smiling; gold-and-gemstone nose jewellery; tribal nose jewellery; tribal; friendly; open-minded; relaxed; red
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More street portrait photographs from Rayagada in Matt Hahnewald's
Flickr Album 2016-11b Absorbing Orissa's Ethnic Mosaic
Flickr Album 2016-11c Getting Biblical in Rural Orissa 

Street portrait photographs from interesting markets in Matt Hahnewald's