Family, Senior, and Friends Pictures in Utah at Murray Park

By Jed Grant

button-family-thumbnailThis last Saturday I took some pictures of a family at a local park. Personally I really enjoyed the images I was able to get! However, I feel a little bad for the family because while I was fiddling with camera and flash setting they were sitting there being bored out of their minds. However I do appreciate the opportunity. They had a very fun personality as a group. Initially I had intended to try a lot more natural lighting, however, after a handful of shots I realized I was getting a lot better pictures with my flash in a shoot through umbrella. I had it sitting on a stand and would just carry it around with me. It worked out pretty well and I found that with the umbrella on a stand I was able to position it pretty well while holding it and still take pictures.

I have to admit, I saw all these other photographers walking around with the flash in a camera bracket or just shooting natural light and I had a absolutely terrible moment where I just wanted to says “my pictures are going to look better than your pictures!” 🙂 Now I know some people tout natural light as the way to go, but those are the people who can’t hold a 7ft extended light stand in one hand at an angle while taking pictures with the other hand. Now that might not be strictly true, but I sure had a ton of fun being my own little strobist.

Here’s a few of the images I liked, I hope you enjoy them!

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First Sporting Event Photo Shoot in Sandy Utah

By Jed Grant

Softball Home Run AftermathSo. I’ve been trying to do things that will get my name out there. Turns out even if you have pretty decent pictures no one wants pictures. I offered a free shoot to any and all of my friends. One of them responded… One. And then they never got back to me, so I had to take steps. I placed a classified ad in the local newspapers online classified section. Since then I’ve been able to do a few shoots with more coming. The cool part is there’s all kinds of variety and the people are a lot of fun. These images are from a softball game I shot yesterday I edited them all last night in Lightroom and I have to say, if you’re doing a lot of pictures you need to get Lightroom, Photoshop is more powerful, but Lightroom tears it apart with pure speed.
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Creamy Skin Tones Tutorial (Video)

By Jed Grant

This article has moved to my editing blog. Click here to go there now.

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