It will probably be a while until I am completely adjusted with my schedule. Work and school have been keeping me busy lately. I must say though, I really am enjoying being a student again. I survived the first week, so far so good. Introduction has been quite a tease and a little bit of an eye opener. I knew that the program isn’t going to be a piece of cake, but I am now realizing how taxing it is going to be, schedule-wise, especially as the semester progresses.
I have not had a chance to go out and shoot since the semester started. Yesterday was an exception, but that was for a paying client. Homework will be introduced this week, most of them will be a “shooting” assignment. That’ll give me a fresh content for the blog, and hopefully will show what I have learned so far. Today’s image is one that I took before school started. Lightroom has been my favorite post processing tool for as long as I can remember. With the addition of the Radial Filter in LR5, I find myself loving it even more. That is exactly what I did on this image. I added a localized enhancement on the center of the ring as I wanted the viewers to really focus on the details. I am hoping this is enough to keep you amused for now, or at least something to remind you that I am still here
Happy Monday, everyone!
Looks like mother nature is giving us a little bit of a break from the torture of good ol’ winter. Temperatures have been hovering between minus 3 to plus 5 (Celsius) these past couple of days. After being in a deep freeze for almost a week straight, this kind of break is definitely welcomed by everyone.
I have almost forgotten about this little jewel of a place. I was coming back from my shoot one Saturday and decided to take the long way instead of the usual highway 15. I got to the spot just in time for the most amazing sunset I’ve seen all winter. The sky was brightly lit with red and orange hues that it almost looks like somebody set it on fire. It was cold, and I wasn’t dressed properly for the occasion so I only managed to grab a couple of shots. It was a perfect ending to one perfect day.
These photos will probably not going to make it to any magazine or ad campaign, but it was nice to play around and pretend that I am shooting for a commercial ad. I have a couple of wrist watches that were lying around so I forced myself to get creative and artsy on Sunday.
Let’s take a short break from the black and whites and venture towards some major cuteness. I did an impromptu photo shoot yesterday. My subject was one adorable little girl who’ll be turning one in two weeks. Her parents wanted a few photos of her before her big day.
This was one of those days when I wished I had a studio. I had to improvise with the shoot. The clean background was what I was going for. I love the high key look for indoor kid shots. I find that it emphasizes their innocence. These were shot near a window (left side). I used a silver reflector on her right to light her face. I love how they turned out, her parents loved them too, but I think I have to experiment more, perhaps work on my lighting and explore a few more possibilities. Who knows, maybe one day I’ll get the hang of it.