A client recently requested that I make her transition lenses look like regular glasses. I shoot in RAW, so this was the best method when it came to removing the tint from her glasses without compromising the image quality.
A quick tutorial on how to remove a greenish cast from skin in Photoshop.
This tutorial is for my fellow photographers who are working their way through Photoshop. This will show you how to make your own Frequency Separation Action in order to edit skin without it looking "shopped." And for my non-photographer fans who are just super curious about how we edit an image, this is for you, as well! As much as I love photography, perfecting an image is done in post processing. You can take an amazing image straight out of the camera (SOOC), but you can truly CREATE a masterpiece using professional software.
How To Video - Increase your canvas size in Photoshop for a gallery wrap canvas.
I recently purchased a FUN new lens - the Lensbaby Sweet 35. It is a tilt shift lens, has a bit of a learning curve, and gave me the challenge I had been yearning for. You can angle the lens and change where the focus lies, but then you have to try to determine exactly where you are able to focus. And here is the kicker - you must then manually focus based on where you believe the focal point resides. Yes... a bit tricky, but the images are totally art-tastic!
Manual focus... it isn't for everyone. In fact, I shoot in manual, adjusting my ISO, shutter speed, and aperture for each image. But never focus... no manual focus for me!
My first SLR (notice, not a DSLR) was a Canon Rebel 35mm. Yes, I shot film for YEARS and had a hard time embracing digital. Film is light and shadows and it took me a long time to trust pixels. Now I shoot with a 5D Mark III and would never go back. But in all that time, I never manually focused my camera. Suddenly I am taxed with not only learning to use a new lens, but with manual focus! Yes... challenges are fun.
I bought the lens so I could take fun, creative pictures of the world around me. After using it for a few weeks, I'm actually considering adding it to my portraiture. I would love to use it to focus in on details, such as a newborn's lips or hands. This lens draws the eye with focus, and that could be useful in portraiture, not to mention the added creativity and art in the images!
I'm excited!!! Learning something new is fun and I enjoy sharing this newfound passion with you!
Did you enjoy this blog about the Lensbaby? Please take a moment to read this blog from a fellow photographer who is also sharing her Lensbaby experience, my dear friend Nicola, from Scotland:
"Lori is an exceptional photographer, and was my first choice for capturing images of my son for his senior pictures!! She made him feel at ease immediately, traveled to the locations he was interested in, and captured who he is perfectly!" ~ Tonia R.
Lori Stead is a fine art portrait photographer in Corpus Christi, TX. She enjoys creating maternity, newborn, seniors, couples, family, children, and boudoir portraits. She is also a wife, mother of four, and adventurer.