On my bucket list for portraits I wanted to shoot
this winter was photographing ice skating.
Our friends Bill and Lisa create an ice rink in their back yard and
I was thrilled when it finally froze during this mild winter!
Their daughter Susie was a great model for me.
I was looking for a dreamy look...
But as you can see in this next photo...their yard was
a bit cluttered with a wire fence, boards around the edge of
the rink, and even some Christmas lights strung on the fence.
I started by cloning out the fence, boards and
Christmas lights to get this:
Because I was shooting a moving subject, I used a
deep depth of field (f8 aperature) while shooting to
keep her in focus.
As a result, the cluttery background was in clear focus too...
so in Photoshop (or you can use Elements.)
I blurred the background.
Learn how to do this HERE.
I love this next step. I use
Kristy's LifenReflection overlays!
They are beautiful and transparent and so easy to use.
Kristy tells how in her blog.
For my skating photos, I used Champagne #4
because it's very white. I actually applied it twice to make it
I love how the overlays give that misty, wintery,
I also added some fake falling snow that you can
learn how to add on this earlier blog post.
Throw in an added touch with Kristy's Let it Snow overlays.
And, get this:
I transformed all the skating photos:
And, you can do the same with your winter photos.
Have a WINTER BLAST with this!
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