Discovering New Styles
For the longest time, I have been meaning to come up with my own personal presets that I could use and that would become distinctly mine. While I do have my own presets that are my "go-to's" when it comes to photo editing, I wanted something that I could easily use on social media and Instagram: one that I could use on the daily and become my own personal style of media.
I have always been drawn to cooler colors and bright whites; always pulling my whites out and increasing my highlights and lightening my shadows. While I am still attempting to perfect it, many close friends have asked me to create a preset for them. What a challenge! I would love to encompass their personality in a preset, if even possible.
Recently, I have been yearning for more creative shoots. I felt I was shooting extremely journalistically and while it was not intentional, it created inspiration for more fun shoots reminding me of the photo shoots with friends that I constantly had when first beginning photography. Wanting to go back to those days, I felt like my "Current Import" folder was constantly filled with jobs and tasks rather than photos for my own enjoyment. Thus, I called up my good friend Corinne and explained my dilemma. Corinne is an amazing adventure friend and I am so grateful to have her for this and many reasons more.
With this shoot, came a new style of editing. I had been looking on YouTube and tutorials on different types of presets. This preset is inspired by Tezza on Instagram and totally worked for this garage photoshoot.
I also felt I never went through the "parking garage" phase as a photographer.
Corinne is also a style goddess. This gorgeous dress is from Urban Outfitters, like most of her outfits from this shoot. Corinne and I are Urban Outfitter fanatics... wouldn't it be a dream to work with them some day?
This grunge theme is outside of my comfort zone but so enjoyable to work with. I am so used to working with pretty greens and spring so the change in scene was appreciated and stunning to the eye. To work with fashion rather than an event or senior portraits was so different and extremely needed.
This location also played towards my love of bright whites and neutral cool colors.
It was quite the challenge working in such an open space! I am so used to working with trees, buildings, and grass. To shoot in an urban space was eye-opening and presented me with "fashion photography". To stray away from styles that I am ever so used to was wonderful and allowed me to get in touch with my creative side once again. I hope this summer is filled with more of these shoots that challenge me artistically.
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