Emily 10.11.17

Hello Everyone! If you haven't noticed, I've been trying to get back into photography and really diving into the art of post-production. Luckily, I have friends who let me practice on them for free.

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This is my friend, Emily. We became friends more recently, but have known each other since high school. Emily is also a blogger (and you should definitely check out her site/IG) and we have the same love and interests for this industry. We often get together at local coffee shops, sip on some overpriced coffee, catch up, and take a few outfit/blog pictures for each other. On this particular day we went to Northern Coffeeworks in Minneapolis. It was trendy and cute, and I adored the high ceilings (...now if only there were free parking). While I've taken many pictures for Emily, this was the first time I was determined to edit them rather than handing her raw files. I made it my mission and am happy with how they turned out.

My Edits

With this project, I wanted to keep the editing minimal and natural. For the close-ups, I brought the pictures through Photoshop and edited them like I did in my last two ( 1, 2 ) photography posts. From there, I brought up the warmth slightly but desaturated the images so I wasn't overwhelmed with orange. I changed the hues of the blues and greens. I also bumped up the sharpness and contrast. 

My Final Thoughts

Even though I always edit my own photos, taking on someone else as a "client" changed my perspective and I found myself having more patience in post production. The extra time was worth it. I love how these photos turned out. They are so simple and natural. I am not overwhelmed with filters, but there's still a consistent aesthetic among them. I am proud of that. I haven't decided what my own aesthetic will be, but I'll keep toying around and just see what happens.

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Want to be apart of my photography journey? LMK