A new preset for still life color improvement is available over at the new photo site. This set is design to achieve the crisp clean fine dinning look.
So my friend has ask me how to fake cross processing in lightroom….given I had to google cross processing, so I think it was pretty safe to say that I am not a master in the matter. Perhaps something is better when you actually look at the develop panel…
Oh, and for those who have an issue with me using FREE file sharing site to let you download these FREE presets just because you have to wait 10 seconds…you know where to stick it…and please visit SOME OTHER site that ask for your money….I am not doing this for the money..fame may be, but definitely not wishing to gain money…so please FORGIVE me for not PAYING for file sharing just so you don’t have to wait….sorry I wasted your 10seconds, but in retrospect, understand that I had to spend a lot more than that of my time to adjust, export and post these for others to download….move along now.
Congratulation Michelle and Brad!
I rented this new lensbaby for their wedding, but I had reuse my own aperture kit from Erica’s wedding. I must say that after using all 3 model, this is probably the best in control and thus my number one must have item for wedding photography. I shoot about 70 frames with the lensbaby composer; all done without use of a tripod.
Here are some cake shot (they use cup cakes) with the heart sharp aperture:
I will post more photos of Michelle and Brad’s wedding in the coming days. Still recovering from that crazy party!
I went back to my favouriate cheese store in the lower mainland at the beginning of Dec 08 to shoot some promo shot for their cheese platter they had set up for the holiday. In the course of 2 hours, I had change 3 backdrops, learned that I love the 430 more than the 580II (ok, Canon flash suck, period. ) and that there is a chesse call Twiggies from Agassiz, BC that looks like Marshmallow.
I had picked up some 75cents poster and some $1 vinyl border for my home studio use a couple weeks before this shoot. Turns out they are such a big help in doing this type of promo shoot. I shoot like crazy eventhough there were only 3 plates of cheese, but because I had no idea what the site and design work was like, so I had to cover everything.
3432 Cambie Street
Vancouver, BC V5Z 2W8
Store Phone: 604-875-6363
I do not know what happen…but I “forgot” to keep posting what I intended to do with this photo blog. I started this blog in August under the advise of my friend who was guiding my photography career. Photoblog has become more popular because you are actually letting your potential client to get a sense of your styles as well as you as a photographer. I had personal blog, and space pages, but wanted to achieved a more professional status. This blog was intended for that purpose, not to overwhelm people with every single pictures I took (There is flickr for that..:) ) , instead client or friends can see what I have been up to.
Now, it got pretty sidetracked when I was uploading all of my lightroom preset posts. I had done a number of jobs since then, a lot of them are cooperate shoot so I won’t be posting those. There are a few that I really love, and I will try to post a few of the sample photo tonight
The challenge for this shoot for a restaurant is speed. I had pick out a booth near the window, but the ice cream was melting so fast that I didn’t have a lot of time to construct the backdrop right. My solution, use other plate of desert as background. I ended up finish filming all of the desert with in half an hour.
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.
Is it just me, or these looks so cute and pretty?
They are DVD case from TAP and mini sample album from Ventura, which I might add that aside from the fact that they are so deliciously to look at; I always get complement from their professional look.
I included a mini-book as a surprise gift for Cecilia and Keith, after all they were so understanding and fun to work with.
Shooting Stock photo for a future menu turn out to be the best gig ever…I get to eat all the food with my friend.
Strobe info: Single speedlite over scrum (the core of the 5-in-1 reflector disk) place DIRECTLY on top of the dish. I used a really long exposure as I wanted to include the ambiance light . I flipped this over in PS coz I still want the logo from the window to show in the correct side.