I didn’t get to shoot the past two weekends due to a family emergency that has kept me busy the past 9 days so I have a few posts to make up. I did fly back to Los Angeles on Saturday for a beach event, and have been having a hard time color correcting them in Lightroom.
Once I figure out all the ins and outs of my fancy camera, I think I need to start doing (or watching?) some tutorials on Lightroom and editing. One feature I like a lot is the sharpness slider – I’ve traditionally (if you can call the past month of habit a ‘tradition’) I tend to go for crispness in editing. For these, because I tried to emulate my friend Marcus’ style of capturing people in the moment, I wanted to soften the pics. The light tended to (it seemed) bring out more wrinkles than usual. Either that or we’re just getting old and weathered.
I also went for a sepia tone, hard – which I will focus on in another post.
Here’s a couple shots from the day that take a look at the original images vs. the softer edits. I will note that the bottom image is oversoft on purpose to make it look like a glamour shot from 1984. 🙂