Sept 2015

Completed Pieces

Below are the six fineart floral portrait pieces that were completed in September 2015.

Better resolution images can viewed on the home page of the website or at 500px and Flickr

 

In Progress And Resting

These pieces are either in the process of being worked on or are ‘resting’.

 

Now For Something Completely Different

I try not to limit myself to my ‘normal’ work. It’s all to easy to become somewhat stagnant, especially so when you have developed a style. In order to continue growing, learning and keep the creativity going, I find it invaluable to shoot and process outside of my norm and outside of my comfort zone. Break rules, try new things, learn new techniques, shoot something different, challenge yourself.

This is one of my ‘learning’ shots.

I do not do portraits of people and I do not use Photoshop. All of my work is carried out in Lightroom only. To keep learning new techniques, learn PS a little and have some fun, I’ll often play around with a different shot. This is one I used to learn frequency separation and to play around in PS with some overlays. Its fun and keeps you learning.

This was not the ideal shot to begin with and I’ll be the first to admit that technically it’s not that great! In fact, it was a candid snapshot, in low light, literally a point and shoot. As such the SOOC is dark and noisy. However, being a RAW file, it is still possible to be usable and is perfect for learning on. This is one I’ll keep coming back to for learning new techniques on and is likely to change over time.

Thanks to Suzy Mead for some great CC and tips for this one. Suzy is easily one of the best portrait photographers in the Las Vegas area so please do take a minute to take a look at her stunning and inspirational work http://www.portraitsbysuzy.com/

Here is a before and after…

 

And Finaly...

Some print orders came in and were frammed. These are 11 x 14 and there were also two 16x 20.

Print Orders

 

September also saw the release of another free Lightroom preset, a dreamy B&W one this time, whic can be donwloaded here

Fee Lightroom Preset

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