All kidding aside, while I did LOVE and enjoy photographing the chipmunks that I shared yesterday, my favorite subjects as you know are my daughters Ellie and Jenna. They are the reason I have such a passion for photography.
I decided that since it is a holiday weekend to take this weekend to keep things lighter and just share pictures. These are from our family vacation a week ago to Northern Michigan or “Up North” as Michiganders call it.
Some of these pictures are snapshots, some closer to portraits… Settings are all over the map as were the weather conditions. We had cold with clouds and rain one day, and another day was full sun. I brought lots of lenses with me. But the ones I used most were: Canon 16-35L and the occasional 15mm Fisheye for the wide angle pictures. The closeups mainly were shot with the Canon 50L or the Canon 135L. And the snapshots around town were often with the Tamron 28-300mm zoom. As far as processing, I had over 600 pictures from the trip. So I used Autoloader in Photoshop and I quickly edited running my big batch action (mainly using Color Burst from the Complete Workflow). For vacation pictures I rarely take the time to edit skin, take out creases and shadows under the eyes, etc. I just want good exposure and color. Keep it simple! It still took me a few days to get through all 600 as my twins are not back to school yet so I just had evenings to edit. Hope this information on how I shoot and edit vacation pictures helps someone.
I would love you to leave any questions or thoughts in the “comment section” of my blog. And yes, that is me with Jenna (the last picture in the last “blog it board”) – looking at it now I am thinking I should have retouched myself 1st – too late.
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