I am very excited! Later this evening my wife and I as well as a group of our closest friends are flying to Cancun to watch my friend John tie the knot to his beautiful Fiance Kristeen. John is the last single guy in our little group of close-knit friends and I am so excited that he has found a wonderful woman to share the rest of his life with. I was so excited when they asked me earlier this year to do their engagement photos and you can see them at the link below. https://marcusdilanophotography.wordpress.com/2013/07/29/john-and-kristeens-engagement-session-georgetown-maryland/
September has been a busy month and this is the first weekend since August where Marcus and I will not be photographing a wedding. Well I lie because I will be taking a few pieces of gear with me to Cancun to capture a few images of my buddy getting married. But I promise to stay in my seat and out-of-the-way of the photographer that was hired for their wedding :-). Trust me I have learned how frustrating it can be to photograph a wedding when you see LED flashes from 10 to 20 iphones and a few Ipads in the audience. I am also looking forward to taking some portraits of my wife at the resort and on the beach.
You would figure that I would be spending most of my time packing and making sure everything is in order before leaving but I came across a fellow bloggers site http://melissagreenblog.wordpress.com/ and I was captivated by her work. I really love the look and feel of her images. I have seen quite a few other wedding and portrait photographers that desaturate their images and Marcus and I are huge fans of their work but I have never quite gotten the process down. After watching YouTube videos for about two hours I decided to give it another try and I actually like the results.
Of the duplicate images below the photo on top is the before and the one on the bottom is the desaturated image. Now the presets that I have created are not necessarily finalized and they most likely be tweaked here and there. I am excited that I have learned a new way to process our images and I am curious to know what you guys think.