I needed to get out and shoot for fun today. My portrait studio is keeping me quite busy this Summer. This afternoon I ventured down to South Park to take some photos with my Lensbaby Velvet 56. It is super hot here today so I only shot for about 15 minutes, however, I love the images I captured. These were edited with VSCOcam on my iPad with the “Essence” preset. I love the look of old matte film. Thanks for looking. Leave a comment so I know you were here ❤️
I am not the best gardener on the planet, however, I am the Tulip master. Today I wanted to make some abstract images from my garden. Off I went with my Lensbaby mobile lens, LM-10, and my iPhone 6 and took some shots. I am really loving this lens lately. When I first shot with it I was not impressed. It sat untouched in my bag for a few months. About a month ago I started using it again and something clicked. I figured out how to use the blur and embrace the depth of field. Experimenting with this lens has really made me slow down and be more aware of composition. A really good lesson indeed.
Today I made my annual end of Summer trek to Grinter Farms. This is one of the most amazing Sunflower fields you will ever see. Acres upon acres of beautiful yellow blooms. It is simply divine. I took these images with my Lensbaby Composer with the Edge80 optic and Double Glass with 10+ macro filters. They were then edited in Exposure 6 with light filters added. If you happen to stop by please remember to leave a donation. The Grinter’s plant this field every year for our pleasure so please show them some support and enjoy the view 🙂
I got my Lensbaby mobile lens this week and I love it! It’s really great to have the Lensbaby in my pocket ready to capture and embrace the blur at a moments notice. The lens was part of a Kicstarter campaign and will be available for purchase later this year. Here are some of my favorite images from this week edited with the VSCO app.
Hope everyone is enjoying their weekend!
I was out on a portrait shoot this morning and after it was over I decided to snap some photos of the lovely Summer garden. The Daisies and Coneflowers were in full bloom and so pretty. This week I bit the bullet and purchased a set of presets for ACR from VSCOFilm. Today was the first day I had to experiment with them and I have to say, I am loving them! These presets are designed to give you the look and feel of classic film stocks. They do a great job don’t you think? There are 11 differnt films from Fuji, Kodak and Ilford with 4 variations of each. I had a difficlut time choosing which one to use but finally settled on Kodak Porta 400. You will see a lot of my photos edited with these presets in the near future.
Just a few quick shots taken with my Lensbaby with macro attachment. While I am not too fond of matte processing, on these images it seems to work. There is hardly any black or sharp contrast so the matte processing adds a certain mystery to these photos. What do you think? Does it work or not? I would love to know your thoughts! Here’s hoping to fun outdoor weekend plans!
A few days ago I stopped by the Japanese Friendship Garden to shoot some photos. I found these wonderful Spring blooms in this truly magical place. I walked around enjoying this peaceful, beautiful place for about an hour. Rejuvenating.
I went out to check the mail today and saw this pretty pink blooming tree and ran inside to grab my camera with Lensbaby Edge80 optic. It was an overcast day so the colors of the blooms were just popping off the tree. I edited these with Florabella’s Classic Workflow action mixed with a little Sweet Tea and Pink Fade. I also added a bit of texture and a subtle cloud background. I was hesitant about adding the cloud background, but after adding a layer mask and erasing a bit of it in places I like how it added a lovely blue tint to the images. Enjoy your week.
Although it is Spring here, it’s supposed to get below freezing tonight. Some of my daffodil’s have bloomed so I thought I would bring them in too enjoy them rather than let them die outside. I love they way they compliment this blue vase. Aw Spring in Kansas.