Ledesma Photography

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Posts from the “Portraits & Candids” Category

My Darling . . .

Posted on October 10, 2016

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My better half, my darling. Who says you can’t do portraits with a 35mm lens.

Leica X1 and processed in Capture One


Posted on September 18, 2016

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My wife won’t go anywhere near the sun without these hats called “pamelas”. Again, I’m more and more convinced that the dynamic range of cameras are not of the utmost importance in my photography.

Circa 2011

Canon 450D & EF 40mm 2.8 reprocessed in Capture One.

Thinking Man

Posted on May 1, 2014

I continue to experiment with my black and white conversations in between Lightroom 5 and Photoshop CC and the workflow is progressing right along. Following Ming Thein’s guide, its clear to me now how the file needs to be prepared before jumping to PS in order to give the image the right adjustments so a great tonal range can be accomplished. I’m pretty happy with this conversation as the tonal range is quite apparent and the image has enough micro contrast to give it that pop.

Portrait of my Father

Posted on September 16, 2013

“Photography is a way of feeling, of touching, of loving. What you have caught on film is captured forever… it remembers little things, long after you have forgotten everything”, once said Aaron Siskind. I think this quote perfectly captures the spirt of what I’m trying to portray with this candid portrait of the man I love the most, my father, always stoic, always alert, always my dad. Love you dad, you’ll be ok in no time.

Capturing someones unique essence with a Portrait

Posted on April 12, 2013

Portraiture is a window to the soul. Capturing someones unique essence is certainly a challenge and one I always seek when I photograph. Its not easy though. One has to generally be observing and just kind of doing your own thing and wait for the right frame. Once I had gotten this image the subject, my uncle, wanted to strike a pose and I took several images but none like this one. So keep it in mind if you like portraiture. I’ve learned over time that the best images are the ones you never expected. I couldn’t have paid him to give me this natural expression even if he tried. But, I must mention someone that always seems to get it out them and…