Day 118 – Matte & Split lighting

Yesterday, I had a suggestion to take one of the pictures as Black and White. So here’s the result.


I think lately, I’m definitely falling into a black and white accidental split lighting/matt rut.  I like the picture for today, but I really need to switch it up.  I need to work on my focus, I feel like my pictures are not as sharp as I’d like.  It can be tough with a wiggle worm like my baby.  So maybe tomorrow, I’ll challenge myself to take one of Ariya’s toys and really nail the focus on it.  Wish me luck!


Day 117 – Random photoshoot

I took a ton of pictures today.  No real theme here, I just wanted to play with lightroom.

Someone is playing peekaboo117_022514_1

Here I tried a little split lighting and split toning.  The split toning doesn’t work at all, but she does look cute sucking her thumb laying down.117_022514_2

Something weird here is going on, with how bright her outfit is.  But I love the background.  Just need to figure out how to fix her outfit. 117_022514_3


Lately, Ariya has been obsessed with glass doors.  Here she is looking at the dogs waiting outside.


And then licking the glass door.117_022514_5

And when I tell her to stop, she gives me the “what did I do?” look.117_022514_6


And of course, I had to take a picture of Charlie.  I saw a stray dog on the side of the road today and took him to the SPCA.  He looked like he had recent surgery and I was worried at how cold it was out there today.  The dog proceeded to crap all over my car because he was so scared, poor guy.  I hope his owners claim him.  But that got me all emotional and made me want to hug my pets and keep them close to me.  I would be heartbroken if any of my pets were out there alone in the cold.


Day 115 – Accidental Split Light

So, from one of yesterday’s photos, someone suggested increasing the exposure on the picture.  I’ve never really tried to understand the histogram, and would just eyeball increasing the exposure in Lightroom until it looked visually appealing to me.  But I tried to make sense of the histogram for this picture and increase the exposure until it somewhat evened out.


However for this next photo, I didn’t want to look at the histogram at all.  I’ve attempted split lighting before, but wasnt very successful.  This time, I looked at the pictures that I took today, and what did I get from Ariya today but split lighting.  Awesome.  Totally by accident.  I just adjusted the levels a bit and added a matte effect and here is the result.115_022314_1