Tip Tuesday//Behind the Scenes...Finding Nature in Suburbia//Kate Luber
Who doesn't love environmental portraits of beautiful people in breathtaking landscapes? Who also lives in suburban America? I do! Knowing what to look for, you can find beautiful spots hidden in the most unlikely places.
This was taken in the gorgeous, rolling hills of Northeast Oklahoma...or was it? It was actually taken in a field next to a dry cleaner smack in the middle of the Oklahoma City metropolitan area.
I've driven past this field countless times and always thought it would be a good area to shoot; the hill in the back would block the neighborhood behind it. But as I went to shoot here, I noticed that the hill itself would make a fantastic photo. The light peeked through the trees as the sun set behind the hill and provided a natural light pathway.
I shot at f/16 to capture the edge of the starburst. I also needed that extra depth of field as I knew my daughter would be running quickly in and out of the grass because she's afraid of the creepy crawlies that might call it home. I used several curves and levels layers to both soften the and darken the grasses and bring more definition to the path of light created by the sun coming through the trees.