A big congrats to Chea Lamb, who is the winner of our family portrait contest!!! Have fun on your $300 shopping spree, Chea~
I tell you the judging was stressful, there were just so many stunning images...it was so hard for us to choose and we hate the thought of disappointing anyone. What did we love about this portrait? Well, it was totally unique. We loved the concept, the posing, and the post production. We also thought it was a very timely image...Chea mentioned that this family used their portrait for their holiday card and the text read, "Times are Hard... wishing an apple in every tree and a chicken in every pot." (Other shots had mom, in the red top, holding a chicken.) And, although we did not know it at the time of judging, Chea later mentioned the post production was with Design Aglow's True Antique Blend 3, dusty frame. Awesome! A HUGE thank you to all our readers who submitted over 300 entries to our contest...we were slightly overwhelmed, in a good way of course! We will announce the runner's up's names tomorrow, right here. Melissa Olson won our monthly comment drawing for a $150 shopping spree in the DesignAglow shop! We love to hear from our fantastic readers...so keep commenting and we will have another winner soon~
As photographers, we’re always on the lookout for new tools that will make our workflow faster and easier (while making our images look their best), and when we found Mastin Labs’ film presets for Lightroom, specifically Fuji Pro, Ilford B&W and Kodak Portra, we knew we had hit gold!
We downloaded and installed all three, and watched the included Getting Started tutorials Edit Your First Image and Using Tone Profiles that hold your hand and walk you through the presets and how they work.
The presets are incredibly easy to use, and quick to apply. And, we love that they are designed to replicate the films that we have known and loved.