Black Swan | Portrait Editing Stages

A few stages broken down from editing Black Swan.

As we work, let’s remember to save frequently, and save layered files as ‘stages’ before we compress an image and continue on!

It’ll save us some headaches if we need or want to revisit and reedit an earlier stage.

Much Peace and Keep Roamin’

Photography edit before and after

Gothic Wallflower | Before and After

The before and after editing Gothic Wallflower.

Another example of how sometimes the magic lies in the editing process.

The ring light was used as the key light, and an off-camera flash with a red (diy) gel stood off to the right.  The gelled flash was a bit too far forward, and therefore cast red over more of the face than hoped for.

The lighting and red cast was adjusted in PS, and still left a subtle ‘wrapped color’ that had been originally intended.

Let’s keep learning new techniques, practicing, failing, and trying again.

Although we should try to get the best image out of camera, let’s not be afraid to embrace editing to create magic.

Much Peace and Keep Roamin’

Before and after editing a portrait fashion shoot
Photography before and after

Calm Night Sky | Before and After Editing

The edited astrophotography image compared to the original, out of camera shot.

Definitely wanted to focus on a blue sky and bright clouds in this capture, so color and luminosity were the main adjustments, in addition to a tilt/crop and some clone stamping to remove distracting elements.

Often it’s best to do the final crop/frame in-camera, but with a wide-angle lens, it can be hard!

If you have any questions or suggestions for Tips, Tricks, and Tutorials Tuesday, please leave a comment or contact me!

See you next week!

Sunset Tower | Before & After Editing

Original OOC (out of camera) image versus the final, edited photograph below.

Sometimes editing is a bit more subtle, but how ever long we edit, let’s keep our intention in mind.

How we edit our photography depends on the mood we’re going for, the story we want to tell, and the purpose behind our chosen technique.

Let’s remember to keep our intentions in mind!

 

Much Peace and Keep Roamin’

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Photography before and after

Before and after editing of a fine art landscape photograph of a woodland path.

Magenta Flower | Before and After Editing

Another Before and After for this week’s Tips, Tricks, and Tutorials Tuesday!

Although this photoshoot used a bit more editing, it’s great example of how shots often look out-of-camera!

Yes, studio lights and umbrellas are often in the shot, as well as parts of the wall that the blanket backdrop can’t cover.

Just goes to show that images aren’t taken, they’re made.

Let’s not waste time worrying about how ‘professional’ our setup is.  Our studio space is our own, and whether or not we have a huge warehouse or a small space, it’s our challenge to create within it!

 

Much Peace and Keep Roamin’

If you have any questions or suggestions for Tips, Tricks, and Tutorials Tuesday, please leave a comment or contact me!

See you next week!

Photography before and after

Before and after editing of a fine art landscape photograph of a woodland path.

Into the Woods | Before and After

‘Before’ is used rather liberally, as it’s not a true out of camera (OOC) screen grab.

When images are pulled off the camera, they’re sifted through and the initial edits are immediately made, to get a good ‘base’ to work from later.  This initial edit usually includes contrast, white balance, and black-point editing, and is then saved into a queue of all the other images that need to be edited for a second round before sharing.

This first image is the photo after the first editing pass.

Before and after editing of a fine art landscape photograph of a woodland path.

The second shows the final version after more extensive editing, including multiple layers, further adjustments regarding contrast, color, lighting, and vignetting.

If you’d be interested in a more in-depth look into the process, please let me know!  Keeping a record of actual steps taken as well as showing actual OOC shots are definitely an area of interest, so expect to see some in the future!

If you have any ideas or suggestions of things you’d like to see, please leave a comment!

Much Peace and Keep Roamin’Photography of a path reminiscent of a fairytale

Landscape photography of a trail in Rock Ledge Ranch.

Dragon Age: Inquisition WIP

Dragon Age Inquisition Reborn Replica WIP

Cosplay has always been a recurring interest of mine, with prop-making and set-dressing adding to the mix these past few years.

Dragon Age: Inquisition has been a recent love of mine, and has rekindled interest in many things.  Although interest may pass before anything is completed, I’ve been working to put together some cosplay photoshoots.

Still a work in progress, I’m trying to replicate a prop from the game with some on-hand poster-board and craft paints.

We’ll see where this goes…

Much Peace and Keep Roamin’

Blue Cross String Feeling Blue 2