Lindsay & Michael’s Maternity Photo’s

My friend Lindsay and her boyfriend Michael are expecting their first born any week now. I had the wonderful opportunity to photograph them together in Big Hill Springs Provincial Park a few weeks ago. I was a bit sidetracked with Natasha and Tracey’s wedding so I hadn’t had the opportunity to post these photos yet. I met Lindsay and Michael about 7-8 years ago when I was working at Golder Associates as a Civil Designer. These two are absolutely hilarious together! I’m rooting for a girl, but I guess we will find out in a few weeks as its it’ll be a surprise for all of us!

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Photo Editing

Photo editing can vary from a basic filter (think Instagram), to in-depth photo manipulation with software, such as Adobe Photoshop. Photo editing is an art, because its all in the eyes of the photographer. I personally love photo editing. Yeah you can give me the best camera money can buy, or the best lens money can buy, but that can only go so far. Yes I’ll have more performance, but a photograph is made into a polished piece of digital / physical art with good photo editing software.

My software of choice is Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Bridge. I’m a bit old school, as most people have moved on to Adobe Lightroom. I’ll explain why I’ve stuck with this tried and true method. Adobe Bridge is basically your Windows Explorer for all your photos. I create a folder for my photos in ISO date format (i.e. 2018-01-24 Calgary Zoo). Then I create a subfolder called RAW where I’ll dump all of my photos for that event. I’ll then boot up Adobe Bridge, where I’ll see a preview of all of my photos. I can open each photo I want to edit, apply the corrections, filters, adjustments that I want and then move on to the next. If I want to bulk apply adjustments to a photograph I can right click a photograph, copy settings, and then apply to all that I want to apply to. I find this quite quick and straight forward.

So why did I not move to Adobe Lightroom? Well I find the program pretty clunky, and a ton of real-estate space is taken up with the photo bar at the bottom, and the manipulating of the photo actually takes longer. It also seems to use quite a bit more resources. I’ve honestly given it a good go, but it’s just not for me.

So what kind of results can you get out of Adobe Photoshop? Well take a look at these two photos of a mom and baby gorilla. The first one is the basic image that comes out of the camera when you shoot in RAW… pretty boring and bland right? The second one is an image I spent a few minutes editing, and it really pops in comparison.

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Thomas & Stephanie

Thomas and Stephanie are some of my very best friends. I’ve known Thomas over 15 years and when I was asked to take some maternity photos with him and his beautiful wife Stephanie I was honoured. Here’s a sneak peak at their maternity photo shoot.

UPDATE: Baby Victoria was born on April 17th 2017. I’m honoured to be “Uncle Ian”

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Here I am with their beautiful daughter Victoria! I love watching her grow up week by week!

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