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Hi! Welcome to my blog!

I am an Edmonton Photographer. I mostly like to take portraits, but love photographing everything. I received my first DSLR (canon T4i) on Christmas Day, 2012 (thanks dad!). I loved it dearly. I quickly became obsessed with it. Then came my second love, a Nikon D5200, which I call Hernando. I love learning about photography and photoshop. Armed with my D800, Hector, I will continue to post my new pictures and, as often as I can, how I achieved them, because learning is all the fun. I will also do my best not to be boring! Enjoy!


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Hi Everyone, I’ve just figured out these exposure awards! I would super appreciate your vote!

— 2 weeks ago with 1 note
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My entry in the exposure awards!

— 1 month ago with 1 note
I cannot get over how cute this picture is! In this image, Carson had just realized that we were going to let him destroy the cake. His face says it all!How I took it: 
I had two lights pointing at the background to eliminate shadows, I used a huge soft box in front of Carson. It was set really low (can’t remember how low) for a catch light.I did have a speed light on my camera, mostly because Carson liked to look at it, so I could get his attention easily. 
This picture actually has quite a lot of processing to it. While I didn’t do much to Carson (he had a boo boo), the background I chose was wrinkled. So, in photoshop I had to paint over it to get it to smooth out. I used the brush tool and clicked alt+click to choose a colour, then with 30% flow, painted over the backdrop. I used the skin clarifying brush in lightroom after ward to get the edges around Carson. To get the image ready for social media I used the Colorvale plug-in to sharpen and save as a .png, which seems to get rid of that crunchy Facebook look. And, that is how I made this picture. Feel free to take a looky at the exif. I used a big depth of field because… toddler, and a fast shutter speed because… toddler. :D

I cannot get over how cute this picture is! In this image, Carson had just realized that we were going to let him destroy the cake. His face says it all!

How I took it: 

I had two lights pointing at the background to eliminate shadows, I used a huge soft box in front of Carson. It was set really low (can’t remember how low) for a catch light.

I did have a speed light on my camera, mostly because Carson liked to look at it, so I could get his attention easily. 

This picture actually has quite a lot of processing to it. While I didn’t do much to Carson (he had a boo boo), the background I chose was wrinkled. So, in photoshop I had to paint over it to get it to smooth out. I used the brush tool and clicked alt+click to choose a colour, then with 30% flow, painted over the backdrop. I used the skin clarifying brush in lightroom after ward to get the edges around Carson. 

To get the image ready for social media I used the Colorvale plug-in to sharpen and save as a .png, which seems to get rid of that crunchy Facebook look. 

And, that is how I made this picture. Feel free to take a looky at the exif. I used a big depth of field because… toddler, and a fast shutter speed because… toddler. :D

— 2 months ago with 6 notes
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This one has oil and soap in it, I stirred it and pulled the straw out right before the shot. The pink in the background is the back of my macbook. 

This one has oil and soap in it, I stirred it and pulled the straw out right before the shot. The pink in the background is the back of my macbook. 

— 4 months ago with 7 notes
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