Tech Tuesday – Blu Hippo Photography

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 Taryn Boyd, please visit her website to see more beautiful weddings: Blu Hippo Photography. You can ask Taryn directly about this photo by joining the free, private WbH Community just click here!

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Nikon D700: RAW
70-200mm f/2.8 lens @70mm
Shutter Speed: 1/500
ISO 320
f/4.0

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

This image was taken on July 20th at 7:00pm. It was partly sunny, the sun was slightly behind her and on camera left.

I love a good black and white photo but I am also a bigger believer that not every photo is meant for black and white. I look for particular situations when I know a photo is going to look amazing converted to a b/w.  On this particular day the clouds were amazing.I placed my subject in the sand surrounded by dark grass. I knew that once I converted it that the lighter sandy area would highlight my subject and the darker areas would drawn the viewers eye to my subject.

I needed to make sure that I was able to exposure not only for the clients skin but that I could get enough detail in the sky so that when I converted it, I could add some contrast for a more dramatic edit.

Most processing was accomplished in Lightroom, minor edits in Photoshop.

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