A brief word on editing

Lets talk about editing. As from my previous post, sometimes things don’t work out. And that’s okay. Sometimes you can fix them, sometimes you are just having fun with the editor tools to see what happens. These pictures are my examples doing that. Even though they are not superb, they have their artsy side.

1. First picture is my favourite edit. I used the exposure and shadows. It has its old school photography look. But you still knows it’s night time.

2. The second photo is the original unedited picture

3. The Third picture is I turned up the exposure to see if I could make it look like daytime.

4. The Fourth picture is softened it so I looked like a painting.

All done in Adobe Lightroom.

You can also see this on my Instagram


All the Best People have fun

Lets take a moment and talk about having fun and experimenting. I am a photographer. I want to show case some of my less elegant photos.

I couldn’t get to my better photos without the experimenting and having some fun. And I have to say that experimenting and seeing the result created some awesome laughs! There was frustrations, not gonna lie, but that is okay. Experimenting is how things come about, and inspires trying different things.

Learning from the film world as well, you learn from very careful experimenting. Making note of every setting, and learning from each frame. From these shots that I took in Canmore, most of the images were on unusable. But I learned from each attempt and just had fun with my husband. This picture was my attempt of outlining the mountain range with long exposure light photography. Obviously it didn’t work and afterwards I had a good laugh. I didn’t attempt this again. And that’s okay…I might again one day!

I also think its important to show case that none of us are perfect. Yes there are some very talented people out there that know what they are doing. But it is good for our mental health to realize we all make mistakes and that it can take time to get a good shot.

So get out there and have some fun! And if you want let me know some of your fun experiments.   If you want to see more of my work and another experiment check out my Instagram.

Seeing the Milky Way through my Camera

I was able to take my first night photos last week while in British Colombia. I was so excited! I worked for about an hour at about 1 AM.  But I was able to get some good shoots. I have put all the shots that I did so you can see the good, the bad and the ugly.
I like learning from all my shots. I hope this helps anyone else that wants to learn too. A couple of notes about some conditions of taking these photos. I don’t have a remote yet for my bulb setting on my DSLR. So some of my shakiness may have come through. Unfortunately I was near some houses and a gravel company so its not the best for the lighting of the ground.

Another issue, when I reimaged my photos through Picasa it changed the colouring of the photos a little. All the pictures seem to have gotten lighter and a little orange.  I don’t know how to fix this. Hopefully I can figure out how to fix it for my website.

I have put all my main settings below each photo so you know the details as well.

I want to thank the blog Leanne Cole Photography . I was able to get the recipe of night photography from her blog.

The recipe is: ISO – Greater than 3200, F-stop as low as you can go, and exposure time 30 seconds.

Click Here to go to the specific blog for more details.