A new shoot with Marion; this time I wanted to throw some things overboard and try some more loose photography. Just showing some background, studio stuff, homely things. And also some natural light (for the most part).
This one was shot in front of a window facing north. I love the softness of the light; better than any softbox I’ve encountered (due to the larger size of the light source of course, but still).
Here is a picture from the shoot with Xenia the other day. We were actually at the same time walking her dog, which was pretty funny, and at times a bit cumbersome because, well, a dog needs attention. 🙂
Most of the pictures didn’t include Printie, as is the dog’s name, but this one did, and in fact I like the combination here. It’s something different from the usual pictures, so why not? Besides, yesterday was World Animal Day so it would have been appropriate, if only I had posted this one day earlier. 😉
This one is from a few days ago with Xenia. It was taken as the sun was setting, right next to a bicycle lane, so we had to make a bit of room every couple of shots. 🙂
Next to that, we were walking her dog at the same time, so it was a bit of messing around, trying to get some nice shots while juggling with all the other plates at the same time. But it was fun doing so! And a wonderfully almost non-Dutch warm evening.
It’s kind of silly weather today here in Holland; rain and sun that overlap every now and then. Not really cold, but not great to go outside as well. So it was a good time to go through old photographs and shoots.
This picture thus is really an old one, with some new paint. I shot this back in November, 2014, with Renate standing in front of the camera. I took it through Photoshop and Nik to accentuate her light hair, to brighten her eyes a little and to bring out her body a bit better.
So even though the picture is 1,5 years old, the postprocessing is from today.
This one is from Chanelle, a year ago. The postprocessing was hard to choose on this one; making the hair with more contrast, or giving it a softer look; I liked both.
The end result is a mix between Nik’s Silver Efex Pro and Nik’s Analog Efex (adding a slight defocus) somewhat. When viewed as a smaller image, it looks a bit like a pencil drawing more than a photo really, but I like it just the same. I don’t mind photos that are a little off the beaten path.