week one. post 2.
untitled by avxvisuals on Flickr.
“Bokeh" is a term I recently picked up on. Where I initially learned about the term was in a classroom discussion about depth of field (DOF), this being a shallow DOF effect.
Paired with this beautiful style is a rule bent; that of including shade in an otherwise bright or exposure without losing subject-detail. It could have been that Vazquez was under the shade with his subject and the exceptionally fast shutter speed compensates for blown out patches
In the editing process a personal preference would have been to dodge the subject in Photoshop in case I needed to bring her back. But in a conversation with the photographer I learned his personal choice to process his work is Lightroom. There are presets or digital “films” adapted for this program to add a photo filter without losing integrity that he could have possibly used. In the PS world this could have also been manually achieved through layers with lowered color opacities, and also more presets. A new challenge is to familiarize myself with LR, a known choice of other photographers for their editing. My background includes a long history with PS since CS1 was around and the web was still mostly written by html before it was mostly flash. LR is so far fun, and still within the Adobe family but with a whole new dashboard of functions to play with.