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“When I photograph into the sun, my photos look so pale. How did you manage to get it this way?” – labradoodledoo

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This question was provoked by my latest shot of Indie for my 52 weeks of Indie project, but I generally shoot into the sun whenever I can. My shots also turn out pale because the sun naturally washes everything out, but you can easily bring back the detail and add contrast by using curves with your editing software of choice (mine is Aperture). Bring the curve down to beef up those midtones, then play around with it until you get the look you desire.

 
 
Q

“I really like your photos! How do you get that much amount of blurriness? Where are you shooting with? Thanks! :)” – Martijn Melaet

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Thanks! The blurriness is because I’m shooting at a wide aperture. For example, my latest photos in Edinburgh were mostly shot with the 50mm at ƒ1.4. Get in close to your subject, shoot wide open and you’ll get that shallow depth of field which results in nice bokeh.

 
 
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“Do you like/use Aperture better/more than Photoshop?” – James Brown

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I use Aperture more, and yes, I like it better. Photoshop is so overwhelming, so intimidating. Aperture is a difference piece of software, though, and of course doesn’t pack anywhere close to all the features Photoshop has. PS has its place with me, though, when I’m wanting to drastically change the tone of an image. Working with different layers and changing the opacity, that I can’t do in Aperture.