I am oftened asked how I create my images. Generally, it is assumed that I do a lot in photoshop. Well, I am here to debunk that myth. Do I edit images? Yes. We are going to call it enhancing. I like to keep things simple. That’s my style. I also appreciate photographers that can do more advanced editing, it truly is an art, a beautiful one! If you can imagine it, it is possible.
This year, I embraced my vision. We all see the world differently. What a unique and beautiful gift! When I snap an image, my goal is to get it as accurate on camera as possible, and then build upon my vision using editing software. I could write a whole post about getting an image right on camera, but I want to focus on my editing style for today.
I rarely share my unedited images. I like people to see my vision, not the process.
Here are some SOOC(straight out of camera) and edited versions of 3 pictures I took this fall.
I like to keep my newborns simple. Blend their skin tones and add a slight vignette.
Not every subject has flawless skin like this beauty (although, I can fix that too). I simply popped some colors and viola, perfection.
Families-Again, pop some colors, add a little contrast and print this LARGE on your wall!
Now, sometimes, the weather doesn’t cooperate, kids have bumps or people blink. That's when I love and appreciate the freedom of photoshop. This image is at a wedding in June. You cannot reschedule wedding pictures, so you do the best that you can and get creative. It was overcast and rainy. When I checked out this church a month prior to their wedding, this was what I envisioned. Beautiful bold sky, strong architectural lines. Well, mother nature didn’t give me the sky I was hoping for, so, I created it(plus I added some warmth to the image). While the concept of creating a sky is simple, it can be very difficult to blend along trees and people. This edit took me a bit, but was worth every controlled brush stroke!
This is me. Simple. Clean.
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