I mentioned before that I’m pretty behind on updating my blog…but I do twitter pictures after the session (follow me on twitter!) more often than I put them on my blog. I guess it’s just easier to quickly put it on my phone with a quick…how cute is this!?
Blog posts take much more effort! I’m just not a writer…I get distracted and my point is a jumbled up mess in between the pretty pictures.
ANYWAY…I had Emily’s senior session this week and her mom was telling me how much she enjoyed the before and afters. I thought I’d take one of Emily’s pictures and show a few different ways I would edit the image.
Here’s the RAW image with slight adjustments in ACR. Nothing major, just adjusting the brightness and contrast. I gotta say, I love the color that comes of out my Canon 5D Mark ii. And my 50 1.2 isn’t too shabby either. The stats for this image: f/2.8 1/500s ISO 200.
While I love it plain and simple, it also looks great in B&W. One of my favorite B&W conversions is TRA Boring Old Black and White. I applied Yin Yang (dodging and burning) then Nichole Van Soft Gold at 60% and a fake tilt shift.
The old wood lent itself to a vintage feel, so I tried out my newest actions from LilyBlue. This one is Honey and it’s great for skin tones. I also added her Walnut Blurgrain for a little hmmmph.
Another LilyBlue action that I love is Coral. It looks great here, but I also love to use it on pictures with greenery.
Lastly, I wanted to try to pump up the sunshine, so I used TRA2 Faded Summer along with overlays by Jesh De Rox called India and Moon Landing.
I promise to share some more from Emily’s gallery soon…but for now back to work!