This week, my assignment through the clickin moms workshop, was to embrace the sun. Now, normally I would totally shy away from the sun, at all costs. But, this week, really showed me a lot and taught me, that I don't have to scared of Mr. Sun!
My assignment was to shoot a few pictures for each category. Category's being, the golden hour, full sun, and backlight (haze/ halo effect). All images were to be shot in RAW, editing only using Lighroom. We were supposed to post the image straight out of camera and the edited version. We were also to use a reflector and post which pictures we used it in.
I was very intimidated with this lesson, but came out of it feeling great! I have a whole new perspective for the beauty sun can bring to an image.
Being a holiday week, we went camping for a few days and it cut my week short. So unlike me, I waited until the last day to do my assignment. I do not work well under that pressure. I had one sunset left, to produce some descent pictures. Thanks to my wonderful husband, aka- reflector holder, I got it done and turned it in on time!!
I am so thankful for cute subjects for my assignments and even more thankful they are willing!!
Here are the pictures I submitted, the before and afters. I won't bore you with the detailed edits I made, but will include what I shot them at and some basic edits, for you photographers!!
Full Sun Pictures
#1. shot at 1/2000, f/2.0, iso 100. Reflector used, camera left
SOOC (straight out of camera)
PP (post processed)
cropped, added some exposure, brightened it up, took some red out of the skin
#2 shot at 1/60, f/4.0, iso 100. Reflector used, behind me to camera left
cropped, brightened, lightened, adjusted exposure
The Golden Hour
#3 Shot at 1/180, f.4.0, iso 100.
Reflector held behind me, by my wonderful assistant Abby ( I still owe her $2.00)
adjusted exposure, cropped, fixed red skin, brightened
#4 shot at 1/45, f/3.5, iso 100. No reflector used.
cropped, bumped up exposure, brightened, added some clarity
Backlight - haze/halo effect
#5 shot at 1/60, f/3.5, iso 100. No reflector used
added some exposure, fixed white balance, took the dirt off her arm
#6 shot at 1/90, f/3.5, iso 100. No reflector used
added some exposure, fixed white balance, a little crop
#7 shot 1/90, f/4.0, iso 100. Reflector used camera right.
cropped, fixed exposure, brightened, reduced red
(so bummed about the hand chop, ugh!)
I am having so much fun with this workshop and can't wait to see what next weeks assignment will be!!!