For my HDR photo I set my camera on a tripod and took three photos at different exposures. My camera doesn’t have bracketing, so I had to change the exposure manually. I used Photoshop’s HDR software to merge together the brighter two photos. For the darker image, Photoshop was making the background look kind of muddy in the HDR window, so I masked in the darker image in the background myself. I then added some levels, vibrancy, and curves adjustments..
Three exposure thumbnails:
While taking portraits, I was able to ask the model with the spurs to let me take a close up of the spurs. In Photoshop I added a black and white adjustment layer. I played with the contrast, level, and curves settings to get the spur to stand out more in black and white.
Other Fine Art:
My editing process for all the following pictures was essentially the same. I used the curves, vibrancy, and levels adjustments in Photoshop on every photo. On some photos I used color match to adjust the colors. Many of the photos have a sharpening mask and most the photos have a vignette added to finish it off.