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Sunday, October 26, 2008

Messing around with Lightroom

Finally got the chance to test out Lightroom. It's a bit overwhelming plus I was working w/ jpgs as opposed to RAW files. Here are some photos to compare between PS and lightroom editing:
Photoshop vs....
Lightroom


Photoshop vs...
Lightroom





Wednesday, October 22, 2008

I see the LIGHT!

Last night I finally made it over to my friend's studio, TYE Studios. It was my first time actually stepping foot into a professional photography studio (other than your Olan Mills or Glamour Shots). After my quick tour and catch-up session w/ my fellow photographer, he hooked me up with the Lightroom App for my mac.

And now I see the light!

After using photoshop to edit my photos (and only shooting in jpg format), I finally realize how post production can take hours for one photo. It's amazing how much you can tweek using this application. I haven't edited any photos yet using this new app, but I'm dying to start.

I plan to post some before and after shots....eventually...

And I need to start shooting in RAW format.

Monday, October 20, 2008

The Big Easy Ain't So Easy

Beautiful. From the weather to the wedding to the last little detail of the bride's dress.

But man, it wore me out. I haven't felt so drained during my entire pregnany. I guess just waddling around at 30 weeks consumed every ounce of energy in me. I managed to take a few shots here and there...not as many as I would have liked, but someone would've had to push me over and roll me around to get me to move anymore!



St. Louis Cathedral

The First Dance.

The Groom admiring his Bride.


Bridesmaid and sister of the Groom.


The Newlyweds' champagne flutes.


The Cake. Yum.


Ze lovebirds...

And introducing...the new Mrs. Mercado.


(for better resolution please see my gallery. Adriel & Cherrielet's Wedding)

NOLA...till we meet again.
Note: Nawlins patrons don't wait till Mardi Gras to earn their beads...if ya know what I mean.