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Wednesday, November 24, 2010

The D family

It was so nice to photograph this family.  I have known them for 12 years and I hope I captured their personalities in these pictures.  We were able to take some of the pictures with a Model T from the 1920s!  I was very glad the rainy/wintery weather waited an hour to come into the area so we could get together for the photo shoot today.

It took Caleb a little while to warm up to the idea of having his picture taken.  :-)

But soon he decided to SMILE. 

I loved that they all came wearing fun colors of Chucks.

The old model T was such a fun prop to shoot with!

Caleb taking a try at turning the crank

Sweet Grace and Mom

King of the World!

Monday, November 22, 2010

G family, Downtown Tulsa

Downtown Tulsa was such a fun place for a photo shoot!  I love shooting in nature, but the old brick walls, graffiti, alleys, and even an old dump truck made for great, colorful backdrops.  This family was perfect for downtown-they are proud Tulsans and are very involved in the local community.

                                                               Great family!

The kids had fun on the spiral staircase.  I love how Natalie is looking at her brother, Logan. 

  This loading dock was such a pretty color, and the heart and "Love" was already there!

 This dump truck was fun for the kids to climb on and the colors were great!  In the first photo, I used an "Urban" action in photo shop, just for fun.

                               This was probably the kid's favorite part of the shoot!

Friday, November 19, 2010

Editing in photoshop

I really enjoy playing with photos in photoshop.  I use photoshop CS4 and still have a lot to learn about all the little tweaks and such you can do with a photo.  While photoshop can't salvage a bad photo, it can be a photographers best friend!  I prefer to make minimal changes to a photograph, keeping the attention on the person in the photo.  But sometimes photos need a little extra help to make the subject "pop" or to remove distracting objects.

 In this picture, there was a diaper bag in the background that took away from the sweet girls.  With a little help from a clone tool and lots of patience, it disappeared!  I also changed the color tone of the shot and brightened up their eyes.

This is a picture of my son, Chase.  It was just a quick shot at the pumpkin patch last year, but I liked it.  Except for the bits of food all over his face and the shadows around his eyes.  A few minutes in photoshop and it's much brighter (and cleaner!)

Sometimes pictures just need a little extra.  This is my favorite picture from our vacation to the Washington coast.  The boys were having such a good time running in the cold waves.  Chase is holding a big walking stick he found among the huge trees that wash onshore.  They look like Goonies. :)  I thought the picture looked a little dull, so I brightened up the blue in the sky, brought out the mid-tones, and sharpened it a bit.

Photoshop can also be used to completely change the feel of a photo.  I much prefer this shot in the muted, aged tones on the right.

I have several photo shoots coming up this week, so I'll be posting more pictures here soon!