A month ago I went to see Xenia and we did a small shoot in a park nearby her place. It’s nice to have a combination of light and varying trees nearby with which to play around.
Also, an 85mm lens makes distant lights so nice and soft.
A few days ago the summer was still going strong here in the Netherlands. Just about the last warm day, Marion and I went to the beach to catch some last pictures. Right now, the weather is shifting, rain now & then but also some warm sun still.
The rainy and darker parts of the day are good to get back at some photoshopping. I often find that color pictures work better with Marion, but I liked this in black & white slightly better.
Here is a shot I took with Maaike in the Blauwe Kamer, near Rhenen. Always a nice place to walk around, inbetween semi-wild cows and horses. It was in the evening, the sun not that low yet. Lots of large high yellow flowers around.
I still love backlight images, it’s great for hair like this.
It’s been a while. I’ve recently done another shoot with this girl, who has been training hard to shape her body. We did some experimentation with color gels; here is a shot with a regular white light at the front and a red spot pointing partly at the background, partly at her by opening the barndoors of the flash and removing the grid.
When post-processing photos, not all of them require the same steps. But still, I’m following these steps roughly every time I edit a picture. Note that the workflow changes somewhat over the years as I learn new things, or just get new tools, or my style changes.
I’ve been writing this flow when doing the picture shown below. Hope this is of any use to you. 🙂
This one is from a shoot in July last year. I added some color balancing, firstly based on of the color LUTs from https://www.iwltbap.com/, then some extra Color Balance to bring out the blues in the shadows.
The white blob in the background is actually part of my studio; it’s the television where I display the photos I take. That day we didn’t bother with background noise too much; that’s why you have large diaphragms which blur out quickly. 😉 And it makes pictures a bit more natural, which I like these days.
This one was taken with the Canon 6D, 50mm Sigma ART f/1.4 lens at ISO 100, f/1.8 at 1/100 sec.
Model & styling: Marion Edens.