Today I thought I’d share how I got to this image:
I was thinking of calling this a tutorial but that seem obnoxious. I am in no way qualified to teach you how to edit your photos. So instead, I’ll call this a quick tip on how to get that rosy/hazy effect. This photo was used for WAGW Online’s Old Romance Collection. I’m sure there are so many ways to do this but here is how I did it. Photos are a little fuzzy and I’m not sure why. The final results are above, click on it to see it larger on Flickr. Click below to get the step by step.
What always helps me is to start with the final image in my mind and work from there. If you noticed, I gave no values or numbers for anything I used while working on this photo. That’s because every photo is different and if I just gave you random numbers to input the effect would be different as well.
Would love to know what you think and if you have any tips or suggestions on how to do it better!
Mark Cantalejo calls up my sister and asks if she and I would like have a little shoot with him. I said: “Sure! Of course, anytime.” Shot with him before while Kryz and Mike did their happy couple bit (1, 2, 3, 4). A few days later Kryz asks: “Want to choose your outfits for the shoot?” I’m wondering, what’s my outfit got to do with anything?
… oh… you meant … a shoot with… you AND me … :o
It definitely felt awkward to be in front of the camera. Lots of holding back fits of giggling and look here-look there moments.
The master at work.
Then Mark breaks out a film camera. No pressure there!
Definitely an interesting experience. I love my photos (it’s all gone to my head, things will never be the same) but I have to admit, I had more fun watching Mark work! The photos turned out amazing, I am not worthy. ;)
I am absolutely addicted to Strobist. I don’t care who knows it!
I heart Strobist!
Though, truth be told, I’m really more of a lurker than anything else. I read the blog everyday, I study the set ups, the tips, the assignments till my head hurts. But I’ve never actually tried any of it. I’m too much of a… what’s the word…wussy.
I know I’ll mess it up or I figure I won’t get it right so why bother? The funny thing is, I was talking to Buddha awhile ago and we landed on the topic of fear. Mostly her fear of talking photos that might not be “good.” And I responded with kindness and understanding, as I always do:
“What?! That’s so stupid! You’ll never learn if you don’t at least try it. You’ll never improve that way!”
I know. I’m such a good friend. So of course, now I have to actually do as I say (hypocrite trumps wuss).
Sleepy Sunday Afternoon
50mm, 1/50, f4. Full CTO gel on an SB800 at 1/16th power. 45° to the right of the model (model hahahaha model) with the camera set to tungsten.
Then, later that day, my sister (my very pregnant sister) came over we took photos of her using the same set up.
Diane at 7 Months
50mm, 1/50, f4. Full CTO gel on an SB800 at 1/8th power. Right in front of the model with the camera set to tungsten.