by Damian McGillicuddy Published 01/06/2013
What about post? Simple really - apart from clearing skin and ridding the image of stray hairs, I tend to do as little as possible. Please don't get me wrong, every image requires a little bit of post, but I'm a photographer not a digital artist so I like to get as much done in camera as possible. Most of the work is done for me by gelling the lights and manipulating the camera's white balance. In Aperture I applied a little dodge and burn, then desaturated the image. I then added a very slight blur vignette and my favourite onOne filter - edges to black.
I'm finding the OM-D to be a really helpful creative tool. The image was shot in the camera as a 16:9 ratio and to give myself a little creative edge I used the art filter pin hole to capture 80% the look straight in camera... every little helps in the creative pro's day ;0)
This image was captured through the Leica Summilux 25mm f1.4. Usual post applies but this one again had a tiny tweak of desaturation and a touch of Edges to black courtesy of onOne's Perfect Photo Suite 7. I've got to say I had an absolute blast and was delighted with not only the results captured on the day but the fantastic company and enthusiasm of the delegates. There are lots more Olympus days planned you can keep up with my news at www.damianmcgillicuddy.com or check out the latest in 'Wow' or 'Experience' days by going here: http://www.art4artssake.co.uk/om-d_events.html
To me this is both evolution and revolution...I LOVE shooting with the OM-D and I look forward to sharing the details of my next shoot with you in the next issue.
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