When it comes to developing certain frames sometimes I’m not sure whether to go BW or Color. So here’s another exercise in processing. Personally, I like both of course, but my heart is usually on the BW. What do you think? To give you guys a perspective on how I did these. First, I went through Lightroom 3 and did some basic adjustments. What adjustments?

Canon, 40D, Wedding Photography, Event Photography, Sigma 24-60mm, 2.8 EX DG

Isabel, Coral Gables ― Canon 40D, Sigma 24-60mm 2.8 EX DG

1. The first thing I do is adjust White Balance. A funky WB will give you different looks which may not necessarily be wrong but certain looks have certain looks as they say.
2. Adjust the black, I usually bump up a little bit of clarity and vibrance, and then set a tone curve.
3. Usually, I stop at step 2 but for these I hop on over to my Photoshop replacement app called Pixelmator(Mac Only) and did some basic retouching. My goal with retouching is always to have the subject look as natural as possible. Yes, that’s really her. She’s a beauty.

Canon, 40D, Wedding Photography, Event Photography, Sigma 24-60mm, 2.8 EX DG

Isabel, Coral Gables ― Canon 40D, Sigma 24-60mm 2.8 EX DG

So, tough choices sometimes but in the end one must make a decision and live it.