One of the many options in post production of a picture is texture. There are ways a photographer can turn a “picture” into a fine art portrait, and this is surely one way. Texture gives a very unique, dramatic look to a photo … Here is an example.
In this shot, I used several textures from Beth Armsheimer to achieve this look.
And another highly stylized, fine art look. This takes advantage of creative in-camera crop, lighting, and of course more texture use. I feel compelled to name this one “Washed in the light of love”. 🙂 enjoy!