Photography

    I’ve received  several emails lately asking about what cameras, lenses, and editing software I use.

    So I decided to do a post about the subject. I have both the Nikon D700 and the Canon 5D Mark 11.

    I use the Nikon 95% of the time and would only invest in Nikon in the future for several different reasons. Except for rare occasions I use only the 85 1:4 or the 50 1:4 lenses because of the fastness and clarity you get with prime glass. At this time I’m using Photoshop CS4 for editing although Lightroom is definitely on my wish list.

    Below are several sooc (straight out of camera) shots,  how I would edit them and the reason for it.

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    *top image sooc

    *bottom image

    -this picture’s most obvious problem is the extreme blown out highlights in the upper right corner. So I cloned leaves over them to draw the attention to where it should be; the adorable kids on the wagon.

    -next was a curves adjustment layer and a warming filter.

    -sharpening and a slight vignette.

    post2

    *image on left sooc

    *image on right is cropped, color corrected and sharpened. It also has distracting elements in the background which I painted black over, so once again your eyes  go to the gorgeous senior and not the grungy train shed.

    post4

    Same deal here but for this one I added glow for a  more interesting effect.

    post3

    And for this of my favorite little model I only did a curves adjustment. Sharpening would have lost the soft effect.

    Hope this helps! xoxo~Kayla

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