This week I have been shooting rock climbing in Devils Tower National Monument in the hinterlands of Wyoming. It has been a long week of heavy packs and hard work. But I also had the chance to photograph an incredible musician and help her produce images for an upcoming album. Her name is Jessica Kilroy and she is an incredible singer and songwriter - check her out on iTunes. I highly recommend her music - I was blown away.
Back to the images, we went out and shot in a meadow just next to Devils Tower and using a strobe captured some very nice images. I wanted to ad an artistic touch to the images that would really make them stand out on the album cover.
Develop module with the Lightroom presets panel open on the left.
Once I imported the images I had Jessica make her selects in Lightroom - which she picked up super fast. Then I went to work on a few of the images to show her some possibilities. Below is the result of my initial processing.
Image as it was initially processed - a very good start.
I liked the image as it was processed above but wanted to play around with it a little more. At times like this I often go over to the Lightroom Presets panel and see what kind of results I can get with the built in presets. I selected the “Aged Photo” preset and really liked the desaturated look of the image (see below).
Image after applying the Lightroom preset “Creative- Aged Photo”
I don’t know if this image will make the cover of her next album but it was fun to see just how fast Lightroom can help create distinctive images.
That’s it for this session. See you next week…
Adios, Michael Clark