New York Engagement Photographers take on the Union Station Shot

Erin and David at Union Station

First off if you’re looking for an engagement photographer take a look at my engagement photography portfolio

I know, I know, I’m sure everyone is really tired of seeing more shots from this engagement session, but here’s the deal.  I am really trying to work on my SEO for my site which means that I need to be adding lots of content that has the kind of stuff I want people to be looking for.  Right now I’m optimizing for New York Engagement Photographer.  I would really like to become a specialist in this, because I really enjoy taking these kinds of pictures.  It’s fun for me to see people who are really in love, loving life, and having a blast.  So for the time being you’re going to have to listen to more of this kind of stuff until I can find a better way to optimize my website for engagement photography. 

Obviously I’m still going to try and give a breakdown as to what I did to this shot, so that you guys don’t get too bored.  I also really love that I changed the theme of my blog.  It allows me to post much larger photographs and worry less about how they look online when they are all small and puny.  I like it so much better now that people can see my work with a lot less clutter around it.  Although I will say that almost all of my work seems to look better on black, but you can’t win them all I guess.  I think the cleanliness of the theme adds a professionalism that I was looking for.  Be sure to let me know your thoughts on what you think of the new theme.

Here are the steps I took to get this shot:

  • First boosted saturation, clarity, and vibrance in lightroom to make the whole image seem a bit crisper
  • Then I worked on getting all the skin tones just right.
  • Then I brought it into photoshop
  • I took and created a new duplicate layer set to overlay mode.
  • Masked out the couple, because overlay makes skin look horrible
  • Then I added a gradient fill layer and changed the blending mode for that cross processed look.
  • I’m not going to tell you the gradient that I used because A. I don’t want to give out all my secrets, and B.  You should experiment and find something that works for you.

Hope ya like it.


3 Responses

  1. Tom

    Wow, Dave – this new theme rocks! I love the bigger pictures. Also, very smart to be doing the SEO. Good luck!


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