All night photo editing

Yesterday, from about 4 p.m. till 11 p.m., I photo edited.

Tina hosted a Stitch-and-Bitch party with a couple women in the ‘hood. There seemed to be much more bitching Which I don’t mind. I have tons of things I can busy myself with. So here are some shots I worked on.

The first couple of shots I’ll show you were from a recent engagement shoot. I spent a long time on the image as it’s a difficult angle to achieve in the first place. I’m wasn’t incredibly happy with the image when I saw it out of camera, but once I got working on it, I became determined.

I had to rebuild the white background. I toned down the shadows on the floor a bit, which creates a feeling that something is strangely amiss. Proportions are difficult with a full-body shot in the first place, and then I took the girl and put her on the chair.

What was I thinking?

I like the editing, though. I wish the guy’s tie wasn’t buckling in his pants, but I don’t feel like straightening it out. I gave it to the couple for an option. I feel like they could use it or not. I like that there’s a lot of white space to use for sending messages.

The shots below are also very untraditional, but I like them, so that’s all that matters, right? I probably should have given them better toning, but they aren’t going to be used. I just like the idea of looking at them and moving on.

The shot of the model wearing undies and an open shirt is somewhat thwarting. While I like it, I’m frustrated with what to do with her hair.

These are first world photographer problems that we’re going to have to deal with!

And then I see work like this (go to link), and I get down on myself, because that’s what I want to be doing!

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