Archive for February 2013

Before and After

I've been seeing a lot of posts on Facebook and Pinterest regarding the work that goes into hiring a photographer - all the work behind the scenes that you don't get to see. I've also see various photographers posting before and after photos as examples. So here is my before and after example, I took and edited this photo awhile ago, but it shows the best, extreme example of post-processing on photoshop.

As you can see, I removed the girl on the left completely but looking at the final image you wouldn't even know that she was there. Which is the point. The image on your camera may not turn out the way you want but after some work it is an excellent stand-alone photo. 

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Winter Snow

We finally got some snow over here in Chicago! More photos on my personal blog: here.

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Self Portraits

A couple weeks ago I did some self-portraits. Mostly because I had found a sample of L'Oreal BB Cream in a magazine and I used it to do my make-up. I set up my tri-pod and took some shots by my front window - the biggest window in the apartment and the best place to get natural light.

Even though I prefer to not use a flash, especially the on-camera one, I did use the flash in a lot of shots because even though this is a large window, it still does not let in a lot of light. It was early afternoon, and since this is a north-facing window it doesn't get a lot of afternoon light.

I took a lot of photos but it's been slow going with other things being a priority, but I wanted to share a few since I haven't posted in awhile. Last one is of myself in the mirror when I finished my make-up and hair.

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