Hi friends! Hope your Wednesday is starting off perfectly! 😀
As most of you know, we shot and posted an engagement session on Saturday… Lauren and Danny’s (who were getting married the very next day).
The photo of them on a tree got us lots of high fives. 😀 Thanks for always being so kind to us. I won’t lie, I was really proud of it.
That being said, there were a few people who thought we/they worked much harder for that image than we did.
“Hmmm. that tree looks Photoshoppy?” -Shelly
“Wow You got them up a tree. Awesome! I love that shot.” -Mario
Maybe it looked like I superimposed them into that tree using Photoshop… that I took a photo of the tree and an image of them separately and pieced them together.
….or maybe I had brought a ladder and asked them to climb into the branch….
But…. we didn’t do either of those things….
“Tricky…. tricky. That tree branch is much closer to the ground than it appears.” -Tracy
Our clients have often heard me say, after showing up to a scene that looks less than picturesque… “It’s all about the crop!” They smile, nod and trust me. 😀 (Right Anthony 😉 )
Admittedly, getting the crop just right took me a little bit. Finding a way to remove that building thing from the image took some belly wiggling up that hill. 🙂
To prove that the scene is real… I’m posting a “getting my camera settings right before I make this perfect” image. The only Photoshopping that I did was remove an old frayed rope that appeared to be a noose (though, was probably an old rope swing)… I’m sure you understand!
Thanks for being the best blog readers/commenters in the world. You guys have a way of always keeping me motivated. Thank you. 🙂
Much love friends!
PS. I just realized that “belly wiggling” sounds like an innuendo for something that has nothing to do with cropping! 😀
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