As promised in my previous post I will start sharing some of the Lightroom presets I put together here. I’ve simply called this preset Wilma since I created it for some shots of my parents labrador, who’s called Wilma.
The Wilma preset reduces saturation and ramps up the vibrance while it also adds a beige/yellowish split toning to the shot. I’ve also added clarity and sharpness to make it pop some more. You should note that this preset does not affect white balance, exposure, contrast or any of the basic parameters for your photo, so you have to deal with those things yourself (just go with auto if you don’t know what you’re supposed to do). It’s also worth mentioning that I’ve only used the preset on the shots of Wilma so far, so I don’t know how it would perform on other photos.
Enjoy, and if you do use it you’re more than welcome to show me what you did with it and maybe even link back to my site. You can download the Wilma preset here.
Wilma (the dog) before and after Wilma (the preset).
Since everyone(?) loves puppy pics I’ll post some more. These are from the same summer day at my parents house as the previous ones. Must be nice to just think about food and toys all day and horse around until you simply fall asleep somewhere.
For these shots I decided to create a new Lightroom preset, and you can see the result below. I didn’t really have a plan for what I wanted to achieve, so I just played around with the sliders in Lightroom and tried out different combinations. I’ll share the preset with you in an upcoming post, maybe later today.
For Christmas I got my parents a printed copy of the below pic. It is of their labrador Wilma, who was just a few months old when I took the photo. I know that the focus could have been a bit better in her face, but have you ever tried shooting a puppy that’s constantly bubbling over with joy and energy? It’s not easy. For this one I however felt that the overall pose and her happy expression was more important. I’m looking forward to seeing it framed and up on the wall at their house when I visit next time.
A Christmas greeting from myself and my birman boys. Akiba (in the top pic) is still like the son I haven’t got yet, but Atlas passed away just two months after these photos where taken. I always think of him more at the holidays. So, a Merry Christmas to Atlas wherever you are and of course to everyone who’s following this photo blog!
I’m sorry. For the first time since I started this blog I’ve forgot which lens I used. I can however tell you something interesting about the mecha guy, Dangaioh:
Brought together by the mysterious Dr. Tarsan, four powerful psychic warriors Mia Alice, Lamba Nom, Pai Thunder, and Rol Kran can unite four powerful planes to form Dangaioh – the most powerful weapon in the universe. Using their combined psionic force, the Dangaioh team alone can stop the bloody tyranny of Captain Garimoth and Gil-Berg.
Allright, I basically just copied the aboove text from Wikipedia, but isn’t kind of hilarious?
I opened a jar of marmelade a while back and was met by a moldy miniature landscape. Before throwing it away I snapped a couple of shots of some of the fuzzy stuff using the old custom macro gear and a handheld flash.