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Photography

Direct Sunlight Engagement Portrait – How We Shot It

Usually, for natural light photographers rule number one seems to be “Avoid direct sunlight at all costs! Run for the shade!!!” While this is certainly a good tactic for those closer-up portraits where you need your subjects to smile at the camera and be flattered; I do find that direct sunlight is one of my main tools for creating dramatic images during the day. With the right pose and composition, the balance of shadow and sunlight can give you plenty of interesting results.

Lightroom

Editorial, Magazine-Style Bridal Portrait – Weekly Edit Season 2 Episode 2

In this tutorial video we are going to talk about two different ways to process an editorial style bridal portrait, using the SLR Lounge Preset System for Adobe Camera Raw. We will create a “foundation” for the overall look of the image, and then we will fine tune the image, including local (burning & dodging etc.) enhancements. Of course if you don’t have the SLR Lounge Presets, you can still follow along visually!

Photography

Wedding Detail Macro – How We Shot It

This image is a good example of a close-up wedding detail image made using a non-macro (aka “dedicated macro”) lens. On a wedding day, aside from wedding rings there really aren’t that many details that require a lens that even comes close to the 1:1 reproduction ratio that true macro lenses offer; and in my opinion there are plenty of benefits to shooting with a wider, closer lens in certain situations.