Archive for March 25, 2012

Editing Model Shots   Leave a comment

Ok, have not been out taking many photos recently, except for the Sunflower shoot, I am going to stretch out posting over this week.

Have not been idle, and have been working on my “Editing” skills and processing photos taken by my Girlfriend Kerri who is being mentored by the talented Julie-Anne this is one from a model shoot they did together recently.

I thought I would post a before and after shot.

The Before shot

All the processing was done in Photoshop CS5, you have more control in “Lightroom” , but is quicker in CS5.

A brief desription of what was done

Skin – softened, Eyes (Pupil) – sharpened, White around Eyes – lightened, Blemishes – cloned or spot healed out, Background, either Dodged (lightened) or erased and painted in with White, Watermark added by  a “Brush”  , The final result should still looks like the original photo, just better…. well that is the expected result 🙂  …….  still so much to learn….and yes I know it is floating with no shadows, but this one was more for practise.

The After Photo

The photo was taken with a Canon  550D with 24-105 Lens, with two off Camera Flashes.

Cheers Dave

A week of Sunflowers – ” Spider looking for lunch”   Leave a comment

Spent Saturday morning  driving out west chasing Sunflowers, very late in the season, and only a few crops still going in their last days.

I manged to get a collection of images, and seeing I have not been posting much recently or been out photographing, so with very little else to post, will stretch them out over a week.

First image is a Spider waiting for Lunch .


Taken with 7D and 60mm macro lens.

Cheers Dave