Follow Me

Follow Me - Before and After

Follow Me – Before and After

 

I might be working on these flower photos for a while as I took so many shots over a three day period. This is one that I took on the first day that the irises opened up.

Follow Me - Original photo taken with the Olympus OM-D EM-5

Follow Me – Original photo taken with the Olympus OM-D EM-5

 

Camera settings were:

  • ISO: 100
  • Aperture: f/2.8
  • Shutter Speed: 0.6
  • Lens: “Old School” Sigma 50mm macro (manual focus)

 

This is yet another hybrid processing/styling photo. I started in Lightroom and only checked the box for Chromatic Aberration. I then used Google Nik Collection’s Define 2 to get rid of any noise. I then used Viveza 2, you can see by the pins the areas that I adjusted.

After Viveza2

After Viveza2

 

I then used Color Efex Pro 4 and created a new recipe using the following Filters:

  • Foliage
  • Detail Extractor (applied only to the area I wanted sharpest)
  • Vignette Filter
 After Color Efex Pro 4

After Color Efex Pro 4

 

I was debating with myself whether to use Analog Efex Pro or not, and finally decided to go “play” for a bit. I liked the result of the new “camera kit” I created using the following tools:

  • Motion Blur
  • Light Leaks
  • Levels & Curves
After Analog Efex Pro

After Analog Efex Pro

 

I used Dropbox to transfer the file over for use on my iPad mini as I was going to put some space effects into the dark “penguin shape” on the right but I couldn’t find anything I liked.

On October 8th, Effects Studio had a big update I decided to see what’s new and play around in there with the photo. I tapped on Blend and started tapping on each of the effects to see how it affected the photo; when I got to the 19th one, I liked the way the lighting effects changed the photo. Now all I had to do was play with the sliders until I was happy with the look.

I used the Blend that is below the paint brush

I used the Blend that is below the paint brush

 

 

My last step was taking it into Snapseed and using Tune Image with the following settings:

  • Brightness: 10
  • Ambiance: 20
  • Contrast: 5
  • Saturation: 0
  • Shadows: 10
  • Highlights: 10
  • Warmth: 5
Tune Image settings in Snapseed

Tune Image settings in Snapseed

 

 

I was now ready to add my logo/watermark, metadata and StegoMark in iWatermark +.

Adding my logo/watermark, metadata and Stegomark in iWatermark+

Adding my logo/watermark, metadata and Stegomark in iWatermark+

 

To get the image ready to post on Instagram I used Insta Full Size and selected the black borders.

Adding black borders in Insta Full Size

Adding black borders in Insta Full Size

 

The final step was creating the Before and After photo in Leonardo.

Follow Me - Before and After

Follow Me – Before and After

 

 

 

List of software/apps used in this post and their links in the iTunes store…

 

Products used in this post (amazon.com affiliate links unless otherwise noted)…

 

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