Entries in Color (27)
It is so much fun being a people photographer because I get to meet and work with so many great people. Some famous, some not. People are people and I sure love photographing all kinds and ages. Todd truly impressed me and having won Survivor as the youngest ever proves his cleverness and abilities. A great powerful personality, yet humble. I think the choice of desaturation really works well on this image. I like the white on white to keep the focus on Todd the person, if it was a fashion shoot I would have chosen a different background and probably not had eye contact to keep the focus more on the clothing.
When I was going out to clean some snow this morning, there was good news from FedEx and Nik Software on the doorstep :-) : The NEW Nik Color Efex Pro 3.0 Complete Edition that was recently announced. What an amazing version woooooow, I'm just smiling BIG! Let me just quote some of the things Nik Software wrote in their letter to me: Color Efex Pro 3.0 now integrates Nik Software's patented U Point technology, providing enhancements that can now be applied precisely, with non-global adjustments. With 52 filters, producing more then 250 effects, Color Efex Pro 3.0 can perform high quality retouching, color correction and endless creative enchantments to any photograph. U Point-powered Control Points make it easy to selectively add, modify, and remove a filter effect. Award-winning U-Point technology gives you ultimate control to selectively apply enhancements WITHOUT the need for any complicated masks, layers or selections. THIS SOFTWARE ROCKS!!!!!! Check it out www.niksoftware.com
There is a period of about 20 minutes of a Wedding Reception I get VERY active. It's when the balance between the sky and room is perfect. Indoors it will give you perfect blue in the windows; outside just the very best blue sky. The image in today's blog is from an atrium so it has a glass roof. Take advantage of this time to get the best overviews, it starts usually around 5-10 minutes after the sun is down. I'm excited about our next Wedding School sponsored by Canon and The International School of Photography March 3-5th at Pictureline, Salt Lake City, Utah.See link: education at kennethlinge.com. We also have a few places left for our Photographing People Part 1 seminar (all levels) in Salt Lake City this Saturday the 26th. My first week of Studio consulting in Denmark is sold out, but I have some openings week 2, Feb.18-20th.
Hope you all have a great Martin Luther King Day, what a great man!
Dear Reader, Sorry I haven't blogged much lately, but I've been sick for about 2 weeks. Most of us loved the good old cross processing which was shooting a chrome film and processing it in C-41, the chemicals for negative film. I'm so glad to have GOOD actions that can still give me that cool effect. The Linge Action Packed PS1 Workflow actions sure take care of that. I get e-mails from people wondering how and where they can buy them? Write me an e-mail, (contact me through the form on the front page) and I will send them to you. They are US $175 or EUR 150. They sure have increased our effectiveness. Cross processing is fun and something you might just want once in a while, but all the other actions in the Action Pack that help you to just get a GREAT file in ONE click are awesome and have cut our computer time in less than HALF!!!!! I prefer to use most of my time on becoming a better photographer, NOT sitting behind the computer. Hope the new year is good to you, Kenneth
I was in a wonderful home on the river in Idaho photographing the wedding cake, when this beautiful flower girl came into the room. I was at that moment using a tripod, long exposure and natural light. Wanting to get a great picture of the girl and use the room as a background I decided to have her lean on a wall by the entry way to create some distance so I could blur out my background a bit. All I was missing there was really good light! It was solved in a snap by opening the entry door and there it all came together. I love warm tones in people photography and so do most clients.