Brittney’s Senior 2018, Autumn KU Campus

Sunday was dreary, chilly and overcast here in Lawrence. Sounds like a perfect day to shoot photos. A lot of photographers would have rescheduled but I LOVE an overcast day for portraits. You see the clouds reflect light and act as a giant soft box. Without harsh shadows the beautiful popping colors and even tones bring the Autumn colors to life. Even though it was a bit chilly, Brittney was up for anything and we got some really awesome photos. I love her fierceness and her confidence yet her softer side came through in these images. She is a force.

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Finding The Light With Lensbaby

I went out this afternoon with the goal of capturing the beautiful Autumn colors. What I discovered was I was more fascinated by the light than the color. You never know what will inspire you. I like to challenge myself to only 24 shots. Mostly because I could shoot all day, haha, but mainly I do this to force myself to slow down and take better photos. Taking time to enjoy the scene, find a subject and look for the light make these little jaunts so relaxing for me. I think they also make me a better portrait photographer. These images were shot with my Nikon D300s, Lensbaby Composer Pro with Edge80 optic, sent to my iPhone via Mobi card and edited with the VSCO app. I like this setup because it’s lightweight and mobile which allows me more freedom than when I am carrying a lot of gear.

Trina

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What Can You Do In 20 Minutes?| Trina Baker Photography

Recently I have been thinking about what one could accomplish in 20 minutes. Specifically, could I shoot a photo session in 20 minutes and achieve quality images that meet my clients needs. For the last two weekends I have offered these mini sessions as a trial run and the results were awesome! My clients love the idea because they can fit it into their busy weekends. I love it because I can offer my services to more clients while giving them quality photos.

The family below were one of my guinea pigs for these sessions. They wanted family photos with their daughter before the new baby arrives. It was perfect for them! We have already booked another session a few months after the baby arrives. They would rather have three smaller sessions a year than one longer session to document their family.

While I will still offer my full sessions, I am going to offer these 20 Minute sessions seasonally. If you want to be notified about these sessions simply sign up for my mailing list. I promise not to bug you too often!😊

Autumn Kansas Field|Trina Baker Photography

Autumn is coming to Kansas. The days are getting shorter and the light is amazing right now. I went out for a walk to see what I could find in the changing Landscape. I found som really pretty things 🙂  These were shot with my Nikon D800, Lensbaby Edge80 optic then edited in Photoshop with ASE6. I am loving the Kodak Faded preset mixed with a bit of light filter. So pretty! Trina Baker Photography Portraits

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Cotton Candy & Bokeh|Trina Baker Photography

So I went back to the fair for some photos at sundown. So glad I did. I was like a kid in a bokeh candy store! The lights, the blur and the energy was amazing! The fair is still happening through the weekend so go check it out! Happy Friday!

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Juliette Turns Four! |Trina Baker Photography, Lawrence, Kansas

She said in her best happy voice,  “Look at those tadpoles. They’re sooooo cute!”  I simply adore this litte girl. I have been taking her yearly photos since she was 6 months old.  It is a joy to see her growing up and becoming so curious and smart.  Here are some images from our last shoot.

On antoher note, I have started using BlogStomp  to post my photos in these really cool collages you see. LOVE it!

 

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Kansas In Spring| Trina Baker Photography Lawrence, Kansas

I took a quick little walk around my neighborhood today and found some lovely Kansas Blooms. Everything is starting to change into lovely shades of Pink, Purple and green. Energized! I shot these with my Lensbaby Composer and the Edge80 optic. The edits were simply a quick white balance check, contrast and some enhancements with MCP Inspire actions. I love how subtle and customisable these actions can be.  Just a quick post today as I am heading out for a meet up with my Kansas City Shoot and Share group this evening.  I hope to share some photos and stories with you tomorrow 🙂

Trina

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Dried Roses|Trina Baker Photography

I spotted these dried roses on my work table and was smitten by the colors so of course I had to take some photos. I ran the Simple Cream, GeorgiaPeach and Silk Blend actions from MCP along with some of her Mood Ring overlays that were also included in this set. Love the subtle matte tones these actions can create. I then added some linen textures from 2 Lil’ Owls Studio to gove the images a vintage feel.  It’s always a good day when I have time to play in my studio.  Click on the images to see them in my shop!

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Winter Color | Trina Baker Photography

Cabin fever had set in with the Artic Vortex in full blast for the past couple of days. Today it was in the mid 30’s and I just had to get out of the house and take some photos. I was amazed by all of the splahes of color I found on my quick walk.  I took these with my Nikon D800 and my 85mm lens.  My intention was to edit them in black and white but then I ran the Epic action from MCP’s Inspire collection and the color just popped.  I love these actions because they are quite versitile and allow me to use my artisic painting skills to make the photos unique. These images are also available in the shop. Stay warm and fuzzy!

Trina

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Autumn In Kansas| Trina Baker Photography

I went out on a short jaunt through Prairie Park today.  I was hoping to find bits of Autumn in my favorite field and I wasn’t disappointed.  Lovely hues of red and yellow were about everywhere I looked. I edited these images with Kodak Porta UV from VSCO Film and then added a bit of RadLab to give them some drama.  I love all of the bokeh I was able to capture with my Lensbaby with Edge 80.  Autumn is my favorite time of year so be prepared for leaf overload 🙂

Trina

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VSCO Instant Film Set | Trina Baker Photography

I went to the South Park today to snap some quick photos before it got hot today. I wanted to play around with the VSCO Instant Film Set. LOVE.  These images were edited with the 669 preset. So warm and lovely.  I used to shoot a lot of Polaroid film, before they went out of business, so I was quite excited when this set was released.  I have tried some of the Impossible Project Film but it just wasn’t right for me.  These instant film ACR presets are just amazing!  I so love the matte finish and muted warm tones. They really represent what Polaroid film looked like.  These images were shot with my Lensbaby, of course, with the Edge 80 opetic and edited with the 669 film in one of the four presets. There are 22 film stocks with about 4-5 variations with each one.  Also, I added a subtle lens flare in Photoshop to add a little drama.  I would love to know your thoughts on these images.

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Saturday Garden | Trina Baker Photography

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.

Happy Saturday!

Trina

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