Katrinna and Ian’s Couple Session – Ottawa Valley Photography

Katrinna and Ian’s Couple Session – Ottawa Valley Photography

Katrinna and Ian are a couple that love the outdoors. On a gorgeous Sunday afternoon, we headed to their home on a beautiful property in Golden Lake Ontario. It is often referred to as the “back farm”. The property offers heavily wooded areas, fields, trees, rustic barns, and even a stunning pond. Such a  Beautiful piece of land and perfect for this couple’s photos. The bugs were out in full force but it did not stop Kat and Ian from letting us capture their intimate moments on camera.

Our second location was another piece of family waterfront property just a few minutes away.  We captured the couple in their Canoe and on the dock at waterfront.

You can see the LOVE and PASSION between these two so easily! We are very excited to capture their special day in late August. It is going to be such a FUN wedding!

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Drawing with Light: An HDR Experience in Our 2nd Photography Class

As a follow up to Lisa’s blog last week, I thought I would blog once again about our Photography course. When I initially read the course outline and realized our second class was going to be on HDR photography (High-Dynamic-Range) I was slightly disappointed. As a photographer I love to learn but I also tend to put myself in a box from time to time. Learning HDR was outside of that box. I had decided it wasn’t for me  after  learning about what it was and seeing other photographer’s work. I always enjoyed the images and respected them creatively but I had decided it wasn’t something I was going to learn. Now  what happens when you cut yourself off creatively as a photographer?  You do not realize what you are missing!!!!! I made a conscious decision to listen and learn the HDR for the “only reason” that it was in the course curriculum. I was absolutely inspired by the end of the class. I LOVED IT! I see what Lisa had been excited about in the past when she would create these beautiful HDR photos. The technique really does allow you to have more control then I originally thought and clearly takes skill to master. In the photo’s below you will see that we used the trial version of Photomatix pro (due to the watermarks). I have a feeling I will be indulging in the full version at sometime in the near future. We also used CS6 to process  HDR images and I practiced using CS5 when I got home.

The weather was beautiful and because Algonquin is beside Pembroke’s gorgeous Marina, we had a chance to get some really great shots. Again, Angie Wren was very helpful and informative while teaching HDR in an understandable, inspiring way. Overall this class surpassed my personal expectation! It Got me thinking outside of my box again!

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