This is the last I will post from these prom pics. These were my favorites from the shoot. I don’t think they went wrong not paying someone to do their pics. I enjoyed the experience and they are all smiles with the 30 photos they ended up with plus they didn’t have to wait two weeks to see their photos and have a set of 4×6′s so they could see how they printed out makes it easier to decide which ones to get in bigger print.
I don’t do too bad of a job withOut photoshop or Lightroom. Wishing for Lightroom for my birthday though!
I love the way pencil edit can bring out details.
There is something about this photo that makes me think Fairy Tale Princess.
They had never had any photos done. When I handed her a stack of 40+ 4×6 photos to show her how they looked printed out she picked out almost 30 she said she wanted 8×10′s of..my response, “What are you gonna do wall paper your house?” Can see more if you like at imagesbygecko.com
Took me forever to figure out how to add color just where I want it! Happy day for me!
Just thought I would share this snap shot from my Grand Daughter’s birthday party we had yesterday but today is really her Birthday. I love capturing action because you really don’t know just what you’re going to get.
I was nominated for Beautiful Blogger award. Made the post did my nominations and answered my questions informed the ones I nominated and then poof my post of it is no where to be found! Not even in drafts! I apologize to those of you who get sent to other posts on my blog but I am not redoing the post and I will not be participating in any more.I was nominated for Beautiful Blogger award. Made the pos,t did my nominations and answered my questions, informed the ones I nominated and then poof my post of it is no where to be found! Not even in drafts! I apologize to those of you who get sent to other posts on my blog but I am not redoing the post and I will not be participating in any more.
I don’t know what I did to invoke this look!
I love photographing this girl! Something about this one makes me think of Lucy Lawless.
Focal B&W my friend Cheyrl
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f/11, 1/2 sec., iso100, 152mm focal length no exp. bias taken about 10 minutes after sunset. Canon eos xti, 55-200 sigma lens
Focal zoom edit – my eyes.
I ran across this and it is so cute. He’s sexy and he knows it! LOL
Okay, like I mentioned before, I have been asked to shoot a wedding in September. Of course this has made me a little apprehensive, since it had been a while since I had really played with my canon dslr. Anyway, of course I am using the time between now and September to work on my photography skills, which really are minimal. Also, I have mentioned, that I do not have photoshop, which seems to be everyone answer to everything instead of taking the time to try and figure out what settings and how to make the photograph reveal what you want.
Funny thing is, I know a veteran photographer who shoots everything in auto + raw and adds it all in editing. Well, yes, sometimes you have to catch the shot and don’t have the luxury of fumbling with settings and practice shots and this comes in handy. Still I don’t feel that someone who is serious should just rely on editing to produce great pictures.
When I have the time and opportunity I enjoy fumbling around in total manual mode. Whenever I do studio portraits I use manual, this way my backdrops can turn out in a wide array of different tones of it’s true colors. This is what being a photographer means to me, being able to make those great shots with your camera, using your camera to get the desired effects then maybe a little tweaking in editing.
I do recognize the need to be able to capture the moments that won’t last long enough to deal with camera settings or allow for test shots and that’s okay and is necessary sometimes. I have just started to figure out raw image editing, but I only have the software that came with my camera for this. I am figuring it out because I am planning to use jpeg+raw for the wedding in September. I mean it’s not like we can do the whole thing over if I don’t get good shots.
Here is a couple of pics I snapped while my dog lay on my pillow on the bed that I converted from raw images.
Nothing spectacular I know but looks pretty natural to me but for you who like a little more warm look, here you go.
My earlier post “Color in my yard” was also created from a raw image. Thank you for stopping by.