I recently discovered a new sub-passion. Photoshop! I like taking a photos and turning them it into a work of art. Think of it this way, its like taking a pencil sketch and transforming it into a painting.
Left: Here my lovely assistant, my wife, let me practice taking some shots of her. The orginal photo is good. Nice lighting, great model, I like how the gray sets her from the background, giving a three-dimensional look. The after photo is exciting! It looks fresh and clean. I really enjoyed working on this photo. I touched up some parts and added a textured background using photoshop and BAM! There you go.