Flowers and Photoshop
September 21, 2015 § 2 Comments
I thought I’d walk around our yard and photograph my wife’s flowers, and some of our weeds…we have plenty of them! This is an exercise that I do to “clear the mind” after shooting jobs with deadlines etc. It’s so relaxing! For me, nothing is as relaxing as shooting flowers with available light. With post processing, I usually don’t strip out the flower and put it on a separate background, but rather, I use curves and levels to darken the background and then bring back the subject with brushes and masks. On the first image, you can see that I brought the flowers back 100%, and the surrounding leaves at different lesser percentages. This method leaves me with total control over the final image. I’m showing a “straight out of the camera” shot on one of the images so you can see a before and after. All of the images started out the same way, showing grass, other flowers, or other weeds, but with the masking, I can isolate the subject as much or as little as I want. Hope you enjoy!
Thanks for looking!