A B&W preset for low light/ underexpose raw can be find at our new home:
I think it is a common misconception that you have to travel to Vancouver West to get decent locations for outdoor portrait. Stanley Park and QE park are nice, but sometime, there are hidden GEM in the middle of the city. Take Trout Lake (officially John Hendry Park…not that I would know this fact by heart, hey there is a thing call Google Map…), a neighborhood park within Vancouver East, even in the middle of a chilly Winter it has lots of inserting Flora and a clear view to the north shore mountain providing an inserting backdrop for my 1st maternity outdoor session of this decade.
Jocelyn is pregnant with twins (BOYS!!), so even though she is barely 30 weeks, she would like to get some photos down now instead of later closer to her due date, because you know, twins usually come early. We spend around an hour in the outdoor, mostly just walking around and talk about being pregnant. It was a really nice afternoon.
We also did a intimate Boudoir maternity on the same day, please come back and check out that session~
I LOVE the cottage setting of Coral’s home. Grandma made both Kimono…one for mommy and one for baby. I had this shot planned in my head from the beginning of the session till the very end. I really wanted to include both but not wanting the mother to wear the Kimono since I feel like that is something that is done to death. Also the form and pattern of the Kimono can be more appreciated by laying it on the bed.
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.
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 was really excited to be shooting Kaley and Pale’s wedding. The whole day was really beautiful. Although the rain did made an appearances and they had to move their ceremony back indoor, we did manage to take a break in between the speeches ( and toasting) and got a couple of those Vancouver landscape background Pale wanted.
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
He came out early!! Guess he can’t wait for the planned c-section date. Actually he is about 2 weeks earlier than his due date…
We are still pretty tired but excited. Aidan kept telling me that ..er…baby is crying..may be we should go check?
With this exciting addition, please note that I might not be able to keep the usual response time with emails. I will try my hardest to reply but it may take up to a few days~
A very tired Vivian.
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
I am NUTS about ring shot. As with Michelle and Brads’ wedding, the first batch of photos that I edit will always be lensbabies because I want to see how cool they are…and then it will always be the wedding bands shots.
Take this photos as an example, I didn’t plan it when I was shooting but I was trying to do something a bit different other than sticking both bands into the rose bud, but somehow I like this composition. It’s like a red princess with pearl crown, pouting out her lips, awaiting for a kiss.
So I have a group of presets for download: halogen lighting as available light.You can download the zip here, it will contain 2 for still life, and 1 for portrait.