Anne Weston Photography - Richmond, VA Professional Newborn Photographer: Blog http://www.annewestonphotography.com/blog en-us (C) Anne Weston Photography - Richmond, VA Professional Newborn Photographer awestonbooth@aol.com (Anne Weston Photography - Richmond, VA Professional Newborn Photographer) Wed, 04 Jan 2017 01:40:00 GMT Wed, 04 Jan 2017 01:40:00 GMT http://www.annewestonphotography.com/img/s/v-5/u472472047-o747501897-50.jpg Anne Weston Photography - Richmond, VA Professional Newborn Photographer: Blog http://www.annewestonphotography.com/blog 89 120 Valentine's Day Mini Sessions 2017 http://www.annewestonphotography.com/blog/2017/1/valentines-day-mini-sessions-2017 Announcing Valentine's Day Mini Sessions for 2017!  2/4 and 2/5  Pick your time between 11am to 4pm on either day.  

 

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As promised... My editing tutorial! http://www.annewestonphotography.com/blog/2014/6/as-promised-my-editing-tutorial Disclaimer... I am by far NOT an editing guru but I have definitely learned some things along the way.  I love photography and I LOVE being able to enhance images to where it matches my 'vision'. 

 

Without further ado, please view the before image.. or better known as the SOOC (straight out of camera) image in photography speak:

This is my beautiful daughter that agreed to pose for me (yes, I bribed her with smoothies and promises of starbucks).  This image was shot with:

 

Canon 5D Mark III

Lens: Tokina 100 mm f/2.8

ISO 100 Shutter Speed 1/250 F-Stop 2.8

 

I edit solely in Adobe Photoshop CS6.  

 

Background...  this image was shot at around 6pm on a very cloudy day.   Clouds provide a beautiful natural softbox and I actually LOVE shooting when it's cloudy!  I usually FAITHFULLY use a grey card to set my white balance (as I do not like to do too much post work) but on this day I had left my grey card elsewhere and had to set my camera to 'automatic white balance'.  It actually did quite well and I don't feel like I have to adjust the white balance too much.  

 The very first thing I did was open the image in Camera RAW using Adobe Bridge.  If you don't open your images in bridge you can always click on the tab "filter" in Photoshop and then click on "camera RAW filter".  This way you can edit your images just like you do in LightRoom if that is what you use.  Please don't hesitate to ask in the comment section if you need help.

 I used the easiest tool to enhance my background.  My background is already pretty (I mean, wildflowers.... YES!) but I felt like it could use a little POP!  What I did was choose the "Adjustment Brush" in Camera RAW.  It's the 10th tool from the left and it's a paintbrush.  When you hover over it it says "adjustment brush",  OR.. you can just hit 'k' on your keyboard.  This is actually a fun tool to play around with.  For this image my settings were:

 

Temp: +42

Tint: +8

Exposure: +30

Contrast: +26

Highlights: + 28

Clarity: -51

Saturation: +18

Sharpness: -21

The Brush size was: 18

Feather and Density: 100

Flow: 50

 

You can play around with your settings for the brush but this is what I like for this image.

 

All I did was use the adjustment brush all around my beautiful subject, taking great care NOT to paint any of it on her.  These are the results after doing this simple adjustment: 

 

BIG DIFFERENCE!  I love that brush and experimenting with the settings!

 

I really love the look of a hint of sun in my images, so the next thing I did was add a little bit of light to the upper right hand corner.  Remember, it was cloudy so there was no sun to be had so I faked it a little.  

I did this by clicking on 'filter' in the top menu of photoshop.  Then choose 'render' from the drop down menu.  Then choose 'lighting effects' from that drop down menu.  A new 'lighting effects' page will pop up and from here you can experiment with lighting.  For this image I chose the following settings:

 

"Spot" lighting (located in the upper right)

I chose orange for the color, 7 for the intensity, 31 for the exposure and everything else 100.  The 'colorize' button is left at white.  

I placed the halo of light in the upper right hand corner of the image to mimic soft sunlight. You can move the circle around to where you like it and change the size.  Here is how my image looks now.

 

 

The next thing I did was run Imagenomic Portraiture.  YES... it's worth EVERY penny!!  Along with the skin smoothing I brightened it just a tad (+1) and added a little warmth (+1).  I then removed Portraiture from her eyes and lips to retain sharpness.

 

The next thing I did was enhance her eyes just a tad.  You can do this by hand but I have a sharpening action that I like and use  (Greater than Gatsby) and I just paint it on over her eyes.  Sometimes I use an 'Iris Sparkle' action (by Greater Thank Gatsby) but you can also enhance eyes by increasing saturation and exposure on the iris'.  I then also fixed the area beneath her eyes using this method:

 http://fstoppers.com/a-simple-method-to-fix-bags-under-eyes-and-mismatched-skin-tones

You will probably have to cut and paste that into your browser but it's definitely worth it!!  Learn this, love this, live this technique.  I use it ALL. THE. TIME. especially with newborn photography (not on the eyes but when I have to fix little red feet, hands etc)

 

From here I used an action that I recently acquired from DNA Photography called "Butter" in her haze collection.  I lowered the opacity of this action to taste and then removed almost all of it off the subject.  

 

 

 

The next step was to brighten up the image a tad.  I clicked on 'Curves' and the held down 'alt' (so I can see blown highlights) while I adjusted the slider on the right to taste.  

I then added another action from DNA Photography called 'Cranberry' in her haze collection and lowered the opacity of that one to 26%

FINAL IMAGE!  

That's it!  If you have any questions please don't hesitate to ask!

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Family Photographer - Richmond Va - Cutest Family Ever! http://www.annewestonphotography.com/blog/2014/6/family-photographer---richmond-va---cutest-family-ever Aww... I just loved photographing this adorable family, these girls are simply gorgeous and they made my job super easy!  7 months and 5 years...how can one resist their big beautiful blue eyes??! Big sister was such a wonderful helper when it came to helping little sister smile and when the camera turned to her she definitely rocked it!  It was really hard choosing only a few to share here on the blog so I kind of overdid it! I just love how they turned out!

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Meet Madeline! Richmond VA Newborn Photographer http://www.annewestonphotography.com/blog/2014/6/meet-madeline-richmond-va-newborn-photographer This had to be one of my favorite newborn mini - sessions ever!  Madeline had so many little expressions and smiles and 'talked' to me in the cutest little squeaks and sighs throughout her time with me.  She was a complete dream baby and I got to test out my new camera and lens!  She just has the sweetest little lips and gave me some pouts that are to die for! I just love this little baby girl!   

 

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Richmond VA Newborn Photography - Meet Olivia! 5 days new http://www.annewestonphotography.com/blog/2014/5/richmond-va-newborn-photography---meet-olivia-5-days-new Welcome little Olivia to the world! I absolutely LOVE that name (hence the reason my daughter's name is Olivia!)  Little girl and I had a battle of wills... she wanted to stay awake and explore her new world and I wanted her to relax and fall asleep!  After 3 hours I finally won and baby girl was out!  She wasn't too interested in staying asleep for long but we were able to get some AMAZING images while she did!  I am always so happy when mommy and daddy want to be in the pictures with their new baby and Olivia did not disappoint. She was so extremely happy to be in mommy's arms she gave me some beautiful newborn smiles!  Newborn smiles are my absolute favorite, it's a little glimpse into what's to come as they grow into the world.  Enjoy!

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Newborn Baby Photographer - Richmond, VA Meet Zoe! http://www.annewestonphotography.com/blog/2014/5/newborn-baby-photographer---richmond-va-meet-zoe Meet the beautiful Zoe!  I really enjoyed photographing this little doll and her family.  She slept so peacefully for her photography session and only peed on her dad once!  LOVE the little smile she gave me and her adorable ankle bracelet. She is so loved! 

 

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Newborn Baby Photographer - Richmond - Newborn Editing Tutorial http://www.annewestonphotography.com/blog/2014/4/newborn-baby-photographer---richmond---newborn-editing-tutorial I try really hard to get all of my images as perfect as can be SOOC (that's Straight Out Of Camera for those unaware) because who wants to spend their entire day editing? Not me, but let's face it... sometimes we do mess up and the image is not as great as we had envisioned or there are factors out of our control that need a little touching up - Photoshop to the rescue!  Follow along as I edit an image from a recent newborn session.  I do all of my work with Photoshop CS6 and I do use a few actions and a plug-in.  

 

Here is the before and after:

 

 

Big difference between the before and after!  First take a look at the top image which is SOOC.  What is the first thing you see?  The first thing I see is that my white balance is WAY off.  I use a grey card to set my white balance in camera but I had moved my set up and failed to set the white balance again (mistake!).  So the first thing I do with all images is fix the white balance when needed.  I shoot in RAW and find it helpful if you have major fixes. 

1. Open the image in PS6 camera raw.  If your image is already open in Photoshop you can always use CTRL+SHIFT+A to open in camera RAW.  To fix my white balance I slid the temperature slider to -17 and slid the tint slider to +17.  Sometimes I use the little white balance dropper to help me go in the general direction of where I need to be.  You can also do this step in Lightroom if that is what you have. Look at the big difference the change in white balance made:  

 

ahhhh... I feel much better already!

2. While I'm still in Camera RAW in Photoshop I will adjust exposure, and color. (You can also do all of these steps in Lightroom) For this image (and all images vary)  I bumped the exposure slider up +.10, bumped highlight slider up +16, slid the shadows to -21, bumped the whites slider to +11 and the blacks slider to -10.  

Babies are usually a little reddish and yellow in hue so I like to take care of some of that using saturation and luminance. While still in Camera RAW I clicked on the HSL/Greyscale button and clicked on saturation.  I slid the orange down to -7 and yellow to -8. I then clicked on Luminance and slid the orange +7 and the yellow to +6.  As you can see these changes are very subtle and not as dramatic as the previous changes: 

 

 

3. This beautiful girl was almost 4 weeks old for her newborn session.   A little older than my usual but she did fantastic!  I like to photograph newborns between 5 - 12 days because they are sleepier and curlier and also they haven't been hit with newborn acne yet. Since she was a little older she was in the height of the newborn blemish stage that most newborns get.  Not to worry!  There's always the patch tool!  My next step was to go over blemishes with the patch tool, trying to get as much as possible.  You can use the band-aid tool in Photoshop but I think patch does a better job. Lightroom does have something similar but I've never been able to work with it as well as in Photoshop.  After Patch tool:

4. Looking good!  Now what I see is some uneven skin tones.  Particularly red.  I've just started using this method to help even things out:

http://fstoppers.com/a-simple-method-to-fix-bags-under-eyes-and-mismatched-skin-tones

You may need to copy and paste that link.  Sorry!  Here is the before and after - 

 

5. Now here's the fun part!  Running Imagenomic Portraiture!  Yes, this makes my life SO much easier  It makes a huge difference and you can control the strength of the skin smoothing.  I simply run Portraiture and then paint off the areas that I want to remain tack sharp such as the eyes (or eyelids), lips, nose and hair.  Love the soft, natural looking skin.

 Before and after Portraiture - 

 

6. ALMOST done!! She's still appearing a bit on the red side to me and this is where I cheat and use some wonderful actions from Kelly Brown.  I painted on the 'Lighten Skin Reds' on her face, head and her little feet at a low opacity making sure to avoid her lips. After that I used Kelly Brown's 'sharpen' and the 'clarify' actions to go over her eyes and lips and tip of nose.  Then I finished it off by using her 'haze' action at a low opacity.  

I am done with her skin!!  Most of the time I add a slight vignette and blur the edges, again using actions from Kelly Brown. I hope that you have found this newborn photography skin tone editing tutorial helpful!  If you have any questions please feel free to leave a comment! 

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Richmond VA Newborn Baby Photography - Meet Catherine! http://www.annewestonphotography.com/blog/2014/4/richmond-va-newborn-baby-photography---meet-catherine Meet almost 1 month old Catherine!  A little older than my usual for newborn photography but Catherine did great and knocked it out of the park!  She is simply gorgeous and the first for her equally beautiful parents.  They are thinking of moving back to their home city of Pittsburgh but I think they should stay in Richmond so I can photograph this little beauty again! :)  Wishful thinking.  We did a mini-session and ended up with so many beautiful images.  It was hard to narrow it down!  Enjoy the sneak peek!

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Baby Photography Richmond VA - Celeste's 6 month session http://www.annewestonphotography.com/blog/2014/4/baby-photography-richmond-va---celestes-6-month-session I had the honor of photographing this little beauty for her newborn photography session and was so happy that I got to go back and photograph her again for her 6 month session.  I always enjoy seeing babies grow and it's one of the best things about my job!  LOVE this little girl!  Celeste also had her extended family in town so we were able to get some images of her and her grandparents.  She has the most beautiful eyes and is such a happy little baby.  She was a little thrown off by my camera so we had to get dad to be very goofy in order to get some smiles but her 'serious face' is simply stunning!  She's such a lucky little girl to have such wonderful parents! Looking forward to seeing her again in 6 months. Enjoy!

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Richmond VA Newborn Photographer - Meet Gabe! http://www.annewestonphotography.com/blog/2014/4/richmond-va-newborn-photographer---meet-gabe Meet Gabe!  7 days new and handsome little brother to Maya.  I got to meet his family for maternity portraits earlier this year http://www.annewestonphotography.com/blog/2014/1/downtown-richmond-va-maternity-photography-session---awaiting-gabe We made sure we took maternity pictures early because big sister arrived early but Gabe decided he was going to wait and ended up being right on time.  We attempted his newborn photos soon after his arrival but Gabe was STARVING and not a fan of being separated from Momma.  I came back two days later and he was a dream to photograph and perfectly content.  We ended up having a fantastic newborn photography session, welcome one of Richmond's newest residents!

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Richmond VA Newborn Photographer - SNEAK PEEK of Autumn!! http://www.annewestonphotography.com/blog/2014/4/richmond-va-newborn-photographer---sneak-peek-of-autumn I have to say that one of these tops my list of most favorite newborn photos ever taken, just take a guess at which one!  Just a couple sneak peeks of this gorgeous, dimpled girls session today.  Mommy and Daddy.. she's BEAUTIFUL!

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Richmond VA Newborn Photographer - Meet Johnson! http://www.annewestonphotography.com/blog/2014/4/richmond-va-newborn-photographer---meet-johnson Meet Johnson -  One of Richmond's newest residents!  He was 17 days new for his session and very curious.  He wanted to join in the party but we finally got him to sleep for some beautiful sleepy newborn poses.   So handsome and sweet he was a joy to photograph. I really love the mommy and daddy shots, they always just shine with love for their newborn baby!  Also, check out his little smile in the second image. Enjoy!

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Richmond VA Newborn Baby Photography - Meet Cora! http://www.annewestonphotography.com/blog/2014/4/richmond-va-newborn-baby-photography---meet-cora Meet 3 week old Cora! I just love her and her sisters name (Ruby), classic and beautiful.  It took some time for Cora to settle into a nice sleep so I was able to get a lot of her beautiful dark eyes.  I was very excited when Cora's mommy told me she was a big fan of my girly props so I got to use a beautiful skirt set and the adorable bonnet.  This girl is just gorgeous and hopefully I'll get to see her and meet her big sister soon.  Hope you enjoy this Richmond, Va newborn photography session:  

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Richmond Va Newborn Photographer - Meet Silas! http://www.annewestonphotography.com/blog/2014/3/richmond-va-newborn-photographer---meet-silas Meet 9 day new Silas!  Had a wonderful newborn photography session with this handsome little guy!  Bright eyed and full of little smiles.  He's perfect!

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Twin Newborn Photography: Richmond, VA Meet Meri and Hannah! http://www.annewestonphotography.com/blog/2014/3/twin-newborn-photography-richmond-va-meet-meri-and-hannah Twins!!!  I love twins!  I had the honor of photographing mommy and daddy for their maternity session and we scheduled early just in case but these girls had other ideas and waited as long as possible to make their big debut.  Momma made it to almost 37 weeks!  These beautiful girls were able to come home right away and they were such amazing little models.  They are absolutely gorgeous and have such an amazing family that they are welcomed into.  Congratulations Mom and Dad!

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Richmond Va Newborn Photography - Meet Lilly! http://www.annewestonphotography.com/blog/2014/3/richmond-va-newborn-photography---meet-lilly Baby Lilly was such a joy to photograph!  She gave me some sweet little smiles and slept so well for her individual portraits.  Lilly did enjoy being the star of the show and wasn't so sure about sharing the spotlight with her mommy and daddy!  I am very excited that I get to continue photographing her throughout her first year.  Welcome to the world Lilly!

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Midlothian, VA Professional Newborn Photography - Meet Afton! 3 months old http://www.annewestonphotography.com/blog/2014/2/midlothian-va-professional-newborn-photography---meet-afton-3-months-old Meet Afton!  Afton was so excited to join the world she decided to come a little early.  At birth she was a little under 3 lbs and 3 months later she's weighing in at a healthy 9 lbs!   Afton did start her photography session out with a bang by pooping all over her daddy, but he was a good sport and we got the shot!  This little girl just melted my heart and she was such a joy to photograph. Such a little beauty with gorgeous eyelashes!  I'm so glad mom and dad opted for the milestone package so I get to see her again throughout the year!  

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Midlothian, VA Newborn Baby Photography - Meet Knox! http://www.annewestonphotography.com/blog/2014/2/midlothian-va-newborn-baby-photography---meet-knox Meet Mr. Knox.  I was so afraid we would have to reschedule his newborn session due to the 'big snow' Richmond received last week but the roads cleared, the temperature rose and the clouds parted.. well, they didn't really but it stopped snowing long enough for me to venture out!! Knox made his entrance into the world weighing almost 10 pounds!  A big boy with lots of opinions on how he wanted to sleep.. meaning he did not like me messing with him.  With patience, time and food Knox finally fell into a nice peaceful sleep long enough to capture some beautiful, sleepy, curled up poses.  He's such a handsome little guy and has such a beautiful mommy and daddy.  I always LOVE when parents choose to be in the photos with their newborn baby, the love just shines through no matter how completely exhausted they are!  Onto the most important part.. the pictures!  

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Richmond Va Newborn Photography - Meet Ella! http://www.annewestonphotography.com/blog/2014/2/richmond-va-newborn-photography---meet-ella Meet Ella!  I was so happy to finally meet this precious girl, I had photographed mommy and daddy for their maternity session not too long ago and I knew from the start that they would be amazing parents!  They chose to not know the sex of their baby and of course I had a strong feeling they were having a boy... I'm ALWAYS wrong in my baby predictions.  When momma wrote me to say they had a girl I was so excited for them (and girls have cooler stuff as far as props!)  Here she is.. 7 days new.  Miss Ella was a feisty girl and didn't have much interest in me messing with her beauty sleep, but we got some amazing shots.  The daddy with baby toes photo just KILLS me!!!  And dear Ella:  Listen and Love, Sing Loud, Take Chances, Never Give Up, Dance and Smile!

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Downtown Richmond VA Maternity Photography Session - Awaiting Gabe! http://www.annewestonphotography.com/blog/2014/1/downtown-richmond-va-maternity-photography-session---awaiting-gabe The past few weeks of Richmond, Va weather has been.. shall we say.. COLD!!  We got extremely lucky when we had scheduled our outdoor maternity session for last Monday when the temperature actually hit 60 degrees!  Mom and Dad recently moved to the Richmond, Va area and wanted a taste of it included in their maternity session, what better place than Brown's Island.  Big sister is also quite excited for the arrival of her new baby brother and was a dream to photograph along with mommy and daddy.  Since big sister arrived 6 weeks early, we decided to not take any chances and have the maternity session a little earlier than usual.  Such a wonderful family and I can't wait to photograph them for their newborn session so we can see all of them together!  

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awestonbooth@aol.com (Anne Weston Photography - Richmond, VA Professional Newborn Photographer) Maternity Photography Portraiture Richmond VA Photography Richmond VA newborn photography baby photography family photography infant pictures maternity photography newborn photography richmond virginia photographer http://www.annewestonphotography.com/blog/2014/1/downtown-richmond-va-maternity-photography-session---awaiting-gabe Thu, 30 Jan 2014 03:00:13 GMT