“Just Another Toronto Skyline”
I know it’s nothing special, it’s just another Toronto skyline photo. For those of you who are tired of seeing the view, I’m sorry, but this is my first time taking one.
It’s time to deliver some photos! It’s just a behind-the-scene photo of what I do for my clients.
Yeah yeah, I know, just not too long ago I said I had bought most expensive thing(TS lens) in my life and now this one is even more. But I’m treating this as a birthday gift to me. Well, for one thing, it was actually my birthday and secondly I’m about to become 3-year-old in photography since my first camera(D40x), it’s about time to get my first full frame camera which I’d longed for a very long time.
Continuing from the photo selection tutorial last time, now I’d just edit the selected photo. I’m often asked how I edit my photos, frankly I don’t see myself that good at all, but this post would have some break downs on what I did to edit this particular photo in Adobe Photoshop Lightroom. Without further ado, let the tutorial begin…
Week 50/52 Water Flows with You
First time doing an underwater shoot. It was much harder than I anticipated, especially the focusing and I was cold even it was indoor (gosh I’m weak) but it’s so fun in the end. Special thanks to Jeffrey Casareno and YeHong Shi for assisting the lights, Zohair providing the pool to use, as well as Heather being such a professional swimmer/model especially with the heavy dress in water(she made the dress!!).
Before I got a real macro(micro) lens, I had a lot of fun using the macro converter lens, the Raynox Dcr-250. A cheaper alternative to a macro lens I suppose, $40 to $60 as opposed to several hundred dollars. It’s basically like putting a magnify class onto your lens and it will fit onto the lenses with diameters from 52mm to 67mm. Some people may have doubts with its quality and frankly so did I before getting it. After trying it out,
Week 44/52 Wake Up
It has passed 1pm, it’s time to wake up! I wanted to make it look like the alarm clock is jumping, but it seems I didn’t manipulate the space well. Thanks so much for Joseph being the model, as well as Putera and Gana helping out with the clock.
I think this is a perfect example showing one of the advantages that shooting RAW over JPEG. It’s easy to overexposed the picture when shooting against the sky like this, however, shooting RAW sometime(not always) gives you a chance to rescue that. What I did over here, was using the gradient filter in Adobe Lightroom to lower the exposure of the sky and increase a bit of contrast. Then I bumped up the fill light a little bit to brighten up the subject(the lovely Venus).