I recently dug up some older shots from a shoot-out I participated in at WPPI a few years ago.  I wanted to re-visit them with the VSCO film edits for lightroom I now have and absolutely adore….and decided to see if the Flourish Emporium Flares and Sunbursts III actions would play well with them.

I love, love LOVE the results, so I figured why not show you guys a few before and afters?  The images on the left are straight out of the camera with no editing whatsoever.  Some of these were shot in bright full-on sunlight; something I don’t do a lot of.  This is what shoot-outs are good for – experimenting with things you normally don’t do.  So good to step out of your comfort zone every now and then and just play!

 

tech specs: Nikon D300s Nikkor 85 1.4 lens at 2.5 & 1/2000 ISO 320  {yes I know that is not technically what you're supposed to do - so what}  Using a reflector; subject is backlit
tech specs: Nikon D300s
AFS Nikkor 85 1.4 lens at 2.5 & 1/2000 ISO 320 {yes I know that is not technically what you’re supposed to do} Used a reflector; subject is backlit

 

Tech Specs: Nikon D300s, Nikon 35mm 1.8 lens at 3.5, 1/2500 ISO 320 {shot in full sun at sunset}
Tech Specs: Nikon D300s, Nikon 35mm 1.8 lens at 3.5, 1/2500 ISO 320 {shot in full sun at sunset}

 

Tech Specs: Nikon D300s, Nikkor 85mm 1.4 at 4.0, 1/1600 ISO 320
Tech Specs: Nikon D300s, AFS Nikkor 85mm 1.4 at 4.0, 1/1600 ISO 320
Tech Specs:  Nikon D300s, Nikkor 85mm 1.4 at 3.5, 1/1250 ISO 320
Tech Specs: Nikon D300s, AFS Nikkor 85mm 1.4 at 3.5, 1/1250 ISO 320

 

Tech Specs: Nikon D300s, Lensbaby Composer f2.0, 1/200 ISO 500
Tech Specs: Nikon D300s, Lensbaby Composer f2, 1/200 ISO 500

 

Tech Specs: Nikon D300s, Lensbaby Composer at f 2, 1/200, ISO 500
Tech Specs: Nikon D300s, Lensbaby Composer at f 2, 1/200, ISO 500  This is quite possibly one of my favorite images I’ve ever shot.

 

So yeah, I think they do play nice together!  Any yeah, I can teach you how to do this.  🙂

If you’re headed to WPPI, you might wanna check into some shootouts happening – there’s a bunch of them going on.  This one was the Ghost Town shootout organized by Emmajane Photos | Couture Clicks; they have some cool ones happening this year…. I’m not going to WPPI since Senior’s Ignite is the weekend before – but y’all should look into it.  They’re so fun and you meet some really cool people as well.

If you have any questions, hit me up in the comments!

xo, R

 

Shootout Credits:
Event Organizer- emma and josh smith  www.emmajanephotos.com
Bridal Gowns- La Belle Elaines- Seattle  www.labelleelaines.com
Fashion Wear- Jeauneroe Designs
Accessories- Renee Pawele  www.reneepawelebride.com
Hair/Makeup- Liz www.hairbylizz.com

 

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