Archive for March, 2010

Often, I get asked questions about what to wear when clients are preparing for a session. I will be starting a series of “What to Wear Wednesday” posts to give ideas for family photos, children, etc. My first installment is an example of what to put a family in… I imagine this families photos in a field, with the sun giving a bit of a hazy look. Notice how everything goes together, but is not perfectly matched. This is one of the best ways to put together your family’s clothes for a session… think about colors you would put together in an outfit, or in your house, and then design your family’s outfits in a similar manner.

All clothes can be found at The Gap

I have been meaning to start adding some content giving tips both for photographers and non photographers. Today, I was getting ready to start my Tip Tuesday posts, and I came across a wonderful post on Over-editing Mistakes in Photoshop. A lot of photographers make these mistakes when they are first starting out, or when they are still in the process of learning their editing software. It also is common when a non photographer discovers the different editing platforms out there and thinks different effects look so “cool.”   It is not necessarily that some of these editing ideas are bad, just that using them without thinking, or without knowing what you are doing can be create some crazy looking images.  Has anyone ever seen a photo where the child’s skin looks orange?  That is usually from someone using an action, or processing an image without learning how to properly edit separate pieces of an image. 

So my first tip of the week is to Think Before Editing. Think about the effect you are trying to achieve, whether the effect will work with the specific image you are applying it to, and whether you need to worry about erasing the effect back off of the skin of your subject.

Thanks to Jodi from MCP Actions for allowing me to share this link.

Melissa and Kevin Engaged

March 23, 2010

What a joy it was to be able to take engagement photos for my sister and her fiance. They show such happiness together and I am so excited to see them in their new life together. Looking forward to the wedding in Summer 2011! Congratulations Melissa and Kevin!

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