So, I picked a couple more keepers from my photowalk the other day at the park. In no particular order, here they are.
I’m not completely in love with this one, I just didn’t get the angle I wanted. However, I liked this shot of Ivy looking up at something off image, and I did a bit of editing to clean up the contrasty spots on the metal playground material and to lighten up her face a bit.
I decided to do this shot of Sam low key black and white. I converted to greyscale in lightroom, played with contrast and channel mixing until I was happy. Putting a frame on it did wonders for it compositionally I think. Is it bad when you have to frame your photos to make the composition work?
Similar to my previous shot of Ivy climbing the cable net I wanted to highlight the contrast of her pink coat and the rather monochrome background. Added a vignette to draw the eye and darkened a bunch of the frame while I lightened her coat and face/head. Also ran a a sharpening layer and masked out her face and her scarf a bit.
My favourite of the second set. Used a selection mask in lightroom to desaturate/increase contrast/decrease exposure throughout all the image except the parts I wanted to keep coloured. I got a bit of halo around the boots, but otherwise I’m very happy with this high-key black and white.
As always, let me know what you think. I’m getting happier with my photography and editing skills all the time, what I was able to do with 4 more photos that I wasn’t originally as pleased with from the shoot really made me feel good tonight.