Tag Archives: Pentax

New Photos and Page Added

I am finally getting around to adding some photos to the blog. Right now I added a few pictures to my Personal page and a new iPhone page. Please feel free to comment and thanks for stopping by!

-Mike

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Evan and Jenny’s Engagement Photos

It’s been awhile since I have had a post! Anyways, I was lucky enough to partake in my second engagement photoshoot a little over a week ago. Evan and Jenny are a great couple and it was so easy to photograph them because they were constantly smiling and laughing with one another. I had a great time and I wish them the best of luck! As always, feel free to comment and thanks for looking!

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New street photos!

Yesterday was St. Patrick’s day and a perfect time for street photos! You can view them in my Street Photography section under the Portfolio drop-down menu. There will be more to come as I get them edited and uploaded. Feel free to leave me a comment and thanks for looking!

-Mike

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New Street Photos!

I added 2 new photos to the Street Photography section here. Thanks for looking!

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Editing Technique and Self-Portraits

So here’s the scoop – I really do not enjoy having my picture taken; but, last night I was tired of studying for finals and figured I would give self-portraiture another chance. Needless to say I did not do anything extraordinary, but I was more or less practicing my lighting techniques and my editing technique. It is crazy how changing the position of the light (an off camera strobe and shoot-through umbrella, in this case) can totally change the way a subject’s skin looks; notice the redness with the shadows in the second image.

As far as editing technique goes, I wrote a little Photoshop action that was supposed to emulate some sort of a vintage/blue overlay look. It is the type of processing I see a lot on the Canon forums (the link is to a particular thread regarding prime lens portraits – take a look through it if you have time, it is a wonderful thread). Anyways, here is what I came up with. As usual, a larger image may be viewed by clicking on the images below. Thanks for looking!

If you would like me to send you the action, just e-mail me at macak1204@gmail.com and I will be glad to send it. Note: it is not guaranteed to work with all lighting/exposure set-ups; adjustments will need to be made accordingly. Also, this action was written with Photoshop CS5, so I am not sure how that carries over into different versions.

Both shots were with a Pentax F50mm @f2.8

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