Gian Carlo

Story Telling Wedding Photographer

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Gian Carlo's 3 Sample Images + some additional tips

Hey guys:

Thank you for enrolling in my course. I hope you are enjoying it and I hope it will help you as well.

I decided to do the projet myself and post 3 before and after images. I am also going to include a few extra tips like my camera settings and also the setting for VSCO.

PORTRAIT:

Before: (This image was taken with a Nikon D750 & A nikon 35 mm 1.4 Lens at ISO 1250 f2.0  at 1/1250 sec shutter. This image was taken after sunset, during the twilight part of the light. It was starting to get pretty dark.)

STRAIGHT OUT OF CAMERA

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AFTER VSCO + LIGHTROOM

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The original VSCO preset is Kodak Tri-X 400 ++ to which I often add a few twicks from the the VSCO Tool Kit. Fade++ and Squash Highlighs but this often does not matter as much because once you change the Tone Curve in the lightroom Develop panel those will overwrite the Tool Kit preset adjustments as well.

Here is what my settings on lightroom looked like. hopefully this will help you see how I twicked my vsco preset, including exposure.

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CANDID MOMENT:

This one is during a wedding ceremony, it was taken duringa  fairly cloudy, gloomy day under a big tree.

It was taken with a Nikon D 750 and a nikon 85mm 1.4 lens ( this and the 35mm lens are my favorites and my to go to lenses. THe settings wereISO 1600 f3.5 and 1/250 sec shutter. Most the time my white balance is set to Kelvin and it is usually set a little cooler about 4,600 K

STRAIGHT OUT OF CAMERA

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AFTER VSCO + LIGHTROOM

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The original VSCO preset is Kodak Tri-X 400 ++ to which I often add a few twicks from the the VSCO Tool Kit. Fade++ and Squash Highlighs but this often does not matter as much because once you change the Tone Curve in the lightroom Develop panel those will overwrite the Tool Kit preset adjustments as well.

Here is what my settings on lightroom looked like. hopefully this will help you see how I twicked my vsco preset, including exposure.

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LANDSCAPE:

A landscape image is actually the hardest for me because I do not shoot too many of them. Specially without people in them. But the other reason is because I think most landscapes look best in color, specially stuff here in Florida. If I live in a place with mountains and epic sceneries then it might be easier to shoot landascapes focused in shapes for a black and white post processing finish.

So, I had to go back into some old archives for this one and ended up in a semi landscape "abstract" choice. This image is simple but I love the composition. It's the picture of some boring restaurant at a local mall but I love the way the side of the buidling shaped into a triangle at the top. I saw some birds flying around and I waited hoping that one woudl come my way. Withouth the bird I think this image is just as boring as the restaurant but the bird adds a feeling of perception and it almost warms the otherwise cold and calculated image.

It was taken with a Nikon D 700 and a nikon 35mm 1.4 lens  The settings were ISO 800 f3.5 and 1/800 sec shutter.

STRAIGHT OUT OF CAMERA


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AFTER VSCO + LIGHTROOM

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The original VSCO preset it's still Kodak Tri-X 400 ++ I added alittle more fade on the tone curve as you will notice

Here is what my settings on lightroom looked like. hopefully this will help you see how I twicked my vsco preset, including exposure.

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