Thursday, March 19, 2009

photography - art and vision :: the amazing thing called post processing :: Portland Lifestyle Photographer

The photographic art you choose to place on your wall is ultimately the result of the vision of the photographer.
There are many factors that can make that moment captured in time memorable - the location, the lighting, the clothing you're wearing, the mood you (and your kids) are in... All these and the vision of the artist create the work you'll treasure and want to display forever, memories that will only gain value over time.

I love processing photos just as much I do taking them and planning a shoot. In the digital darkroom I get to bring my vision to completion. The way I see it, I get to enhance and bring forward the beauty I see inside my subjects, that special something they let me capture, that makes them unique, that makes them who they are.

Any great final piece of artwork needs to start with a solid, good capture in the first place, just like in the 'old' times of film and print trays, and processing chemicals. But just like Ansel Adams processed his film negatives in the darkroom, digital photographers process the raw information in their digital darkrooms (dependable computer systems loaded with different creative software programs that can help bring one's vision to life - Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Photoshop Elements, Adobe Lightroom, just to name a few... ). Any given shot could be processed in a million ways, through different eyes.

This is my vision.

... and on a different note, sweet little Audrey turned 17 months today :) expect a lot more pictures of her in the next month as she approaches 18 months, that show off the way her mommy (and daddy :) see her - adorable, happy, an amazing little fire cracker, a beautiful gift :)


CkmetroPhotos March 19, 2009 at 11:02 PM  

Don't you just love Photoshop, it is a shame it's so dam expensive :) - great before and after shots !

O. Joy March 21, 2009 at 9:48 AM  

Great post!

elena March 22, 2009 at 1:21 PM  

thanks :)
I know what you mean darrin... the upgrade alone was $600 (on the other hand, was for the whole Adobe suite...) - but it is worth it :)

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