It’s been said that if you teach a crossdresser photography, he will dress up and take thousands of pictures of himself. But teach that same crossdresser image processing, and he will never leave the house. This, like most proverbs is only partially true.
The truth is that most of your photos may look the same after a while, but you can very easily create a portfolio that shows your creative side along with your feminine side.
I made very simple adjustments to this photo of Candy using Lightroom presets. Open your favorite image, click a preset and save. Yes, he had his makeup professionally done and was shot by a photographer in great light, but not everyone has that opportunity.
If you don’t have Lightroom or Photoshop you can use one of the many free online image editors. This is the original shot I call Man About Town.
Now lets say this man about town feels this look is a bit too formal, he wants something a bit more gritty. So by using one of the Edge presets his photo gets a somewhat harder, rougher look. Lets call this one Rough Boy.
Probably one of the most popular image processing techniques is to convert to black and white. This is also very good for those photos you take in less than ideal light, such as your bathroom. Lets call this one 20th Century Man.
Sweet right? And these are only three examples of the many ways you can be creative. Just keep in mind the words of The Kinks song 20th Century Man:
My mama says she can’t understand me, she can’t see my motivation. Ain’t got no security, I’m a twentieth century man but I don’t wanna be here.
Note: this only applies if you still live with your mother.