In August, JD and I are going to Montana/Wyoming to photograph my nephew’s wedding/Yellowstone.
I do not professional photograph weddings; so, my knowledge about the subject is very limited. I have been watching a lot of YouTube videos on wedding photography, but, I am not sure I really understand what the “Boss” (JD, my bride, for those new to the blog) has gotten me into. The wedding is in Sydney, Montana—a somewhat hard difficult destination from Houston.
After the wedding, we plan to drive to Yellowstone National Park (my absolute favorite national park). Over the weekend, I started reviewing my photographs from our last visit to Yellowstone in September 2006.
At that time, I was using a Nikon D200, which I considered the best camera I had ever used. All the RAW images in my Lightroom Catalog were processed in Lightroom 2 or 3. Looking over the photos, I soon realized just how far cameras and Lightroom have progressed since then. WOW! What a change.
Today’s photo is my favorite from my last visit to Yellowstone. As far as back story, the only thing that I remember is that I had used a graduated neutral density filter to tone down the sky.
Camera settings: Nikon D200, 24-70mm f/2.8 at 26mm, ISO 400, f/22 at 1/13th of a second on a tripod.
Lightroom 5—applied Nikon Vivid preset, set white and black points, added clarity, sharpness and vibrance and burned top and bottom of photo using the adjustment brush.