A B&W preset for low light/ underexpose raw can be find at our new home:
I am up to my knees with the wedding photo editing, luckily with the wedding season almost winding down I am taking a bit of break from editing all the happy smiley photos.
So, judging from how popular the Retro preset are (4000+ download!), I venture out a bit and give you the ass kicked retro and amp up retro.
The amp up retro are use for underexposed shoot, and the ass kicked retro turn down some of the color intensity .
Strobe: Speedlite 580 on camera ceiling bounce on to the glass plane (it’s a solarium after all)
Slow shutter and 2nd curtain synch, I know this is an old capture, but really this photo mean so much to me. It’s my 1st professional gag and 3 months into my Langara classes, my epiphany of “hey, I am actually pretty good at this…I am like kinda awesome at capturing the moment…”
I took these, after I cough out my belly button.
Seriously, last time with Aidan…I didn’t notice it after a few days…
BTW, the usual Driveway site for all preset download is not available….please leave your name and email at each preset download comment section, I will email them to you personally….or you could ask for ALL preset.
The heat wave arrive in Vancouver during the weekend, and thus I can finally do naked baby beauty shoot. I had been waiting FOREVER, since when Aidan was born, it was in the dead of winter, and then by summer time, the 7months old was pretty oppose in nakedness..
These were shot with a navy blue blanket lying on the day bed..with me hovering on top of Don…
Speedlite place on CL. Window light as fill.
I was trying to copy the concept from the photos of No.1 fan Using a hard light (speedlite with snoots on one side) to get a really sudden transition area of the baby’s hand; yet use a huge and soft light source (window light) to light his face.
B&W preset: baby beauty bw download link
Also a collection of pink baby skin preset: baby pink preset download
I had mostly use my skin tone only preset for baby Don’s photo…I just like the effect, and hey my kid has a dark yellow skin tone..(olive-ish yellow) and with my pasty white skin (blood lost and sleepless night) it seem to be the only thing that I can do to balance the two out…
I did change the tone curve and saturation up a bit from the “MB photobooth skin tone only” preset, but the merit are the same. Bare in mind that you will have to work around the WB and the hue in HSL for each different situation. I had use bounce flash with these raw, but because the blind that I bounced it on had a light cream color, the WB was not too out of wack.
Download : Baby skintone only wih speedlite
I usually will like to develop a couple of different special toning effect for each wedding, because I believe each couple has different taste, so like B&W, some like color manipulation, some like Sepia.
Tailor to Randi’s taste, I re-develop the party animal and the retro normal presets so they will work really great for her wedding photos. These version are more tame…and while it still leak through some of the red, they are not as pronounce.
You can download the preset here : RS party animal & Retro preset
This is one of those image that define what I love to shoot. I need a photo using Hard Light, and I shoot a couple of really harsh extreme one, but this is a happy accident. I turn my shutter slower by mistaken and I really like the softness of this photo.
Speedlite 580 raw, point at butterfly position. The position of the speedlite also leak some light at the background, which is my beloved shower stall.
MARCH22/08 update: vivianchung’s High Con B&W.rar
It’s a set, actually, including the modified Extreme edition.
Got a request at flickr from a old photo I post earlier. I forgot to make a link for it..but then turns out the usual driveaway site is not working.
I made a set of 3, each with different setting. If you are interested, please email me at email@example.com and list the preset name.
March 22/09 : DOWNLOAD ALL 3 Vivian Chung’s retro preset.rar
The color manipulation one is call Skin tone only
The 40d preset is made for 40d, but it should work on others as well, in both photos, I had used fill flash, so the WB is really mixed. It has an enhanced color mode.
Vivian Chung’s outside mixed wb.lrtemplate