Archive for October, 2011

Lindsey & Adam’s Vintage Engagement Photos

The love between this couple is so apparent through their loving gazes and the joy shines through Lindsey’s infectious smile. They were a blast to hang around and Adam’s humor has us all frequently in stitches. Their wedding day is on November 11th to honor the veterans who fought to protect the US and also to honor the loved ones in their families who have passed on. To celebrate and accent their new lives together and recall the past, they are having a vintage/DIY wedding and wanted a vintage/DIY engagement shoot to accompany. I was happy to oblige.

We met out in the late afternoon at St. Marks near the lighthouse for a beautiful sunset shoot. Then, on another day, we completed the engagement shoot at the Tallahassee train station with Lindsey and Adam dressed in their vintage finest, lookin’ pretty sweet.

Lindsey and Adam enjoy a beautiful late afternoon picnic near the St. Marks Lighthouse on the Florida Gulf Coast Lindsey and Adam enjoy a beautiful late afternoon picnic near the St. Marks Lighthouse on the Florida Gulf Coast

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    There’s a Polarizing Filter For That

    Pop those greens, in fact, pop all those colors. Get in-camera higher dynamic range. Clear up blue skies. What if I said this was all possible with one add-on to your lens? Scope the difference –

    Polarizing filter effect looking up at the sky through pine trees

    Absolutely ZERO work in post production to achieve the greater exposure and colors that wow, mind you. Yes!

    Ready for another?

    Polarizing filter effect on afternoon sky

    I wasn’t going for award winning composition, just a view that would allow the difference between polarized and non-polarized to shine through. One small caveat to polarizing an extremely wide angle lens (like the Tokina 11-16mm I’m using here) is that due to the scope of the sky covered, falloff of the polarization occurs (see right side of second set). Again, this is an extreme case, and it still looks better than its non-polarized cousin.

    But wait, there’s more! Another incredible aspect of the polarizing filter is that you can erase reflections from water surfaces, car windows, and other shiny surfaces. The filter works best when facing 90 degrees from the sun.

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