Mom, Wife, Photographer, Assistant Editor at Lensblr,
lover of dogs, books and knitting.
All Rights Reserved © kate rieke photography 2012-13
Professional work: website
I’ve missed you and your beautiful work!
Thank you, @joancusick. :) I haven’t been doing much photography, except for client work. My son wanted to go sledding the day I took the infrared snowman photo. I really just wanted to see how infrared works with snow. (Not that well.)
No, I converted an old Nikon that I wasn’t using anymore. I sent it to Kolari Vision for conversion. They did a great job. You can Google all this. There is some good information on Kolari’s website about infrared and many other useful articles on the internet.
Infrared works best in bright sunlight with a lot of color. You have to swap your red and blue channels in Photoshop to get the effect you see in photos. It’s pretty easy once you understand all the steps. I also add a gaussian blur to all my infrared.
Our old girl taking a Saturday morning nap (and snoring).
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Everyone, this is Andy. Andy, this is everyone.
Your work is quite beautiful. Are you tagging your photos with “photographers on tumblr”? If not, you should be.
Hi, thank you. Black and white editing isn’t my strongest area either. My secret is that sometimes I’m just lazy and don’t feel like doing color editing, so I process in black and white. I often use black and white as a crutch if I just don’t like the way a photo turned out. :) I use Lightroom for editing. I like a lot of contrast and I typically bump up my blacks quite a bit.
If I’m taking a photo that I know I want to be black and white, I’ll usually take my exposure down one stop — either shutter speed or aperture, whichever is appropriate. That’s a trick from my old photography teacher.
Memories with your dad
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Thank you everyone who has sent messages asking if I’m okay and still around. Yes, I’m okay and yes, I’m still around — just not here on my own blog much. I’m over at Lensblr with my comrades reblogging the best of you. I still see you, you just don’t see me! ;)
Sunday shelfie (Jack’s room)