I sent out a question on twitter what they would like to see this week for Photo Tip Tuesday. Here are two questions…
One was a question about when to use auto-focus. In all honesty I use auto focus 97% of the time. The only time I use manual focus is when I want my camera to focus on something specific and it isn’t doing it. A lot of times it is on a thin branch and the camera is trying to focus on the background. I have issues with manual focus. Something I think is in focus is actually out of focus. Not sure if it is my contacts or my dry eyes, etc. For that reason I rely on auto-focus. It is nice having the ability to manual focus when you need to though.
The next question was how I do my clean portrait processing.
Here is my SOOC, from my photo shoot with Carsyn for his 18 month photos.
Pretty cute SOOC but I recropped it to fit rule of thirds better. Then used one of my Lightroom presets. Here are the settings.
Then I opened it up in Photoshop CS5 and ran willette’s autumn: Crisp Morning.
Then after that I used Pure Photoshop’s Purely Facebook resize action.
Then I watermarked it. That is it.
If you have any questions you can email me. Also if there is anything you would like to see for photo tip Tuesday let me know.