I am so excited to begin offering new content from different photographers! This will provide insight into how different photographers use their surroundings, and their gear to create unique images.

This is a guest post by my friend Soozie, please visit her website to see more of her amazing photography: Photography by Soozie

Susan Harrison - 031

Canon 5D Mark III: RAW
70-200mm f/2.8 lens @160mm
Shutter Speed: 1/350
ISO 640

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Shooting mode: manual
Metering mode: partial/spot
Focus points: single
Focus mode: one-shot

This image was taken on February 7th at 4:30pm. It was a nice day in Pittsburgh, about 70 degrees, sunny, and a quiet Sunday evening. Using a single focus point, I focused on their faces and then recomposed.

I look for long lines and simple foregrounds. I try to look for locations that coordinate colors and textures with the subjects clothing. I use shallow depth of field and zoom in for that creamy bokeh background.

Below is the original and edited versions, I edit first in LR to fix exposure issues, color correct, sharpen, and straighten/crop. I then bring in to Photoshop to remove items I did not want distracting from the subjects. I finish with some of my favorite actions by Greater than Gatsby.

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