January 25, 2011

before...after

i get lots of questions about what my photo's look like straight out of the camera...untouched and raw...

well for me the magic happens first and for-most IN the camera it self. it has taken me a long time to really understand the definition of "correct exposure"...i'm still learning about it every time i shoot. i've taken classes, reads books, watched tonz of tutorials online, and the one thing that has helped me understand it more THAN ANYTHING is.....getting out there and practicing practicing practicing!
manual settings can be intimidating... but oh the joy you can get out of your camera if you understand exposure and it takes time to learn all the perks and flaws but just be patient...because it will show you it can shine!

i try my best to do all the correct settings in my camera so that when it comes time to process my images, i don't have to do too much. thats just my way and everyone has there own personal way and thats great, thats what makes photography so diverse....

so here is another shoot that i did with the oh so famous... rebekah westover...and a couple of before and afters shots to see the difference. just keep in mind they aren't perfect...i was learning at the time. but than again i'm still learning today as well. and this couple we shot was a blast, the guy was soooo hilarious and the pretty lady was a hoot herself...





3 comments:

jadie said...

Lovely!!
I am curious to know..
When you do a shoot like this do you take any lighting equipment with you or just a flash attachment or anything?

mnwphotography said...

Thanks Jadie! I'm a natural light photographer so the best light for me is the wonderful sun, I don't use any lighting equipment except a reflector. The only time I would use lighting equipment is in a studio or at night time. But everyone has there own ways, that just mine:)

jadie said...

Well I think it looks beautiful!! :) such talent you have mallory. <3