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Mother’s Day Mini Sessions

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Mother’s Day Minis!!

All we really want to do as parents is remember. Remember all of those little things that make up our child at THIS moment, remember what it feels like to be a parent–RIGHT NOW. Time flies. Faster than we realize sadly. That’s why it’s important to take the opportunity to celebrate your relationship with your children and capture this moment in time with a photograph.

Sessions will take place at Campbell Valley Park for a natural setting and Fort Langley for a more urban setting. Both locations include:

  • 20 minute session
  • 5 images fully processed
  • Private online gallery where you can view and download your images

Sessions are limited and will take place in the mornings and evenings to ensure the best light. To book a session and reserve your time, please email steve@stopbathimages.com. A $50 deposit is required to hold your session time.

Some New Photoshop Fun

I’ve been reading and exploring something called “bokeh.” Essentially, bokeh is Japanese word that describes the out of focus areas of a photograph. This is usually created by using a camera and lens combination with a large aperture and a longer focal length. This effect can also be achieved using photoshop and a plugin from Alien Skins. Here’s some results of some of my testing. The cool thing is that you can change the type of bokeh for different types of lenses.

The results…

No bokeh – standard image

With the AS bokeh filter

014/365 – Feb. 25, 2010

The Olympic cauldron at Canada Place in Vancouver. We got lucky today and managed to be downtown on a day where it didn’t rain! This is a HDR photograph which was created using Photomatix Pro and is a combination of 3 bracketed exposure images. I chose this method to try and retain some detail in the flames (highlight) and not lose detailss in the shadows.

Here’s the original “normal” exposure as a comparison.