I thought I would share a little behind the scenes blog post today. This post is more for my photographer friends, especially newborn photographers.
I LOVE newborn photography and love being a newborn photographer! And especially love those amazing shots on the posing bean bag with fabric drops. But, I cannot stand wrinkles. Hate em. I try really hard during my sessions to have that fabric pulled super tight. There is so much going on during a newborn session, the baby is directing the workflow and calling all the shots. For that reason, this line of work can definitely be hard. Especially if you are a perfectionist, and anal about certain things… which I am both. So when things are off, I spend waaaaaay to much time trying to correct them in my post processing.
If you’re like me, after the session, I get giddy to go through the images I have captured. When I’m looking through the images, and I see the wrinkles that I hastily created during the shoot, I want to cry. (please tell me I’m not alone here!)
But guys, dry your tears! I have found an amazing tool to help with this pet peeve of mine. It’s called Frequency Separation… and it’s the bomb. Best of all…. it’s a free action. Yup. FREE!! You can find it here. This action seriously takes so much time off my editing workflow! And it looks ten times better than just painting the background. I just love it and can’t say enough good things about it.
I have made a little video tutorial to show you how easy it is to use. This is my first video tutorial, so sorry if it’s a little too long (6 min) but my computer was running super slow.
Frequency Separation Tutorial
Frequency Separation Action Tutorial from Elizabeth Finn on Vimeo.