I’m finally getting around to updating this a bit, with some not-so-new images. These are from Annie‘s session last September. But since I started this blog late last year, these were never shown here. Annie is a very sweet cheerful gal! She is a member of FCCLA (Family Career Community Leaders of America) and is the captain of the cheerleading squad.
We had a good time on her shoot, using several different locations in this beautiful valley in which we live. The scenic backgrounds here are gorgeous! We were very blessed to have a beautiful sunset as well. I hope you enjoy these images!
Lance wanted some shots with his dog, Lucky.
Lighting on this one was all natural.
I used 4 layers in post processing. I’ve been experimenting with some post processing techniques to find “my” style.
I wanted to use natural light since the sun was shining with some clouds. I am becoming more and more convince that I prefer off-camera flash.
I’m playing with a new program called PhotoTools 2.5. This program makes some post processing techniques a lot easier. It is a Photoshop CS 5 plugin and works in sync with Photoshop. It has over 200 different processes to experiment with.
I also added a scratch layer in Photoshop. I am trying to improve my processing and also find “my” style.
Lighting was with one of my Vivitar 283 flashes on a light stand. The wind was blowing a bit to hard for me to use my shoot-through umbrella, so it’s bare, throwing some hard light on Lance. I think this kind of lighting better suits Lance. Flash was on camera left.