It was well into the evening on Thursday, June 28th when we did this shoot. I had been battling a cold for most of the three weeks the girls were here and was not at 100% energy. We were also all experiencing a little cabin fever after hurricane Debby shut us indoors for 3 days. The girls were not too excited about posing for a long shoot, but I managed to setup my camera and studio lights in hopes of getting a few shots. After I shot the girls and Jackie, their MO MO (Mo Mo is Cajun for grandma), I framed the next few shots in my camera’s view finder. This made it simple for me to pop myself into the shots. I showed Jackie how to press the shutter release button half-way to focus and then all the way to snap the picture. I encouraged the great laughter shots the old fashion way, I tickled the girls when they didn’t expect it. I told Jackie to just click away and she did. I was really happy with the results. We managed to capture a few silly, fun moments and a couple of priceless shots!
I love creating photo effects, filters, and presets in lightroom. Here are a couple of presets I created for this shoot and applied to these images.
This is one of my favorites
A color version
This is my version of classic black and white
Here I adjusted the contrast and exposures to achieve an overexposed bleached out look.
Again I adjusted the contrast and exposure, plus saturation and vibrancy.
There is so much you can do to a photograph by adjusting the exposure, contrast, saturation, vibrancy, clarity and black values. I love the outcome I got on this image. It has a sweet edginess to it that I like.
Adjustments to clarity and noise reduction gave this shot a really dreamy feel.
Super HDR with and Edgy Vintage effect