Friday, 22 August 2008

Miele Family Portrait

I took some pictures of my colleague, his wife and his new born son. They like the rustic feel of St. Augustine, so that was the venue of our choice. The evening sky was scattered with light patchy clouds making for ample diffused natural light. These are the three best shots.

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Disclaimer: The above shots are the three best according to the photographer. The Mommy really likes this one

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Saturday, 31 May 2008

Bourke & Thomson - Wedding

I wont go crazy like the last wedding post with too many pictures. Here are the three best from the shoot.

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The last one has to be one of the better portraitures that I have shot. She is the sister of the groom and was one of the bridesmaids.

Wednesday, 9 April 2008

Wednesday, 26 March 2008

Antique Look - 2

I tried the antique look again. This time on a picture of my cousin on her wedding day with her husband and baby.

The first picture is the original, the second is cross processed using nEO iMAGING. I havent bought the software yet, so you will notice the software's signature on the top left corner. The third picture is a sepia tone. I work with Picasa (because it is free), and have just done the sepia tone adjustment and a slight auto contrast/highlight. Nothing fancy.

 

Originals

This is a multi exposure of all three pictures. Not having photoshop, I do not have the ability to adjust the transparency of the layers as preferred by Rich Legg. I used Picasa's trusty 'Multi-exposure' under the 'Collage' button. Anyway, here is the outcome:

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And here is a multi-exposure using just the original and the sepia tone version:

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I like the second one better. It has the rustic look that I am looking for. You can notice it in the greens, they have turned slightly brown but not enough to look dusty. I do like the dusty effect too, as commanded by Roger Deakins to simulate a dusty southern summer.

Tuesday, 25 March 2008

Monday, 24 March 2008

Antique look

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collage

I tried this effect after reading legnett's cross processing here: link

Not having photoshop, I only combined the sepia tone with the original. I like this effect better than just a sepia (which steals all the colours) or just the original. It gives the picture an antique look and softens the mood a bit.

To this very picture, it softens the colours in the frame enough to keep the smile as the focal point.