Three little shots straight out the camera (SOOC) of the cutest little girl in the world. Spoken like an unbiased mother, I know. Portraits on the beach are a little cliche, however, this was an actual snapshot while on vacation in Key West. Completely, unintentional and absolutely great. The timing was just right. We happened to be there at dusk, while the sun was setting which provided a fantastic background. I love shooting at this time of the day.
Well, the photo shoot wouldn't be complete without a Picnik. Eventhough, I absolutely adore the expression on her face in the first one I'll pick no.2 for this editing session. It seems to be telling a better story...it's more photojournalistic.
For this next session you'll need the updated version of Picnik for a minimal charge per year. It's worth it because the effects are great. Come on, whip out the wallet.
no. 1 :: polaroid with a grey vignette @ 63/18/19
no. 2 :: cross process no fading
no. 3 :: Reala 400, no fading
no. 6 :: infra-red, fading the effect to 65%
Each effect on Picnik has a "fade" option. You'll see a set of sliders that you can either keep the effect at 100 percent of its power or fade it for a softer effect. If you're wondering what the numbers mean after the vignettes, they stand for strenghth/size/fade.
Looking back at my work, I still love the shot SOOC. I would possibly add a very light vignette if at all and hang it on my wall. But, if I were going for a more artistic look, I still would chose my all time favorite, the polaroid. So, there you have it our second Picnik in two weeks. Have yourself one and let's see what you've done.