LINDSAY TARYN PHOTOGRAPHY

UPDATE: Website is back! Business is still on hiatus!

Well hello there! We’re about halfway through the hiatus of Lindsay Taryn Photography, so I wanted to update you all on things:

First –

You may have noticed that this website was down for about two weeks in April. I was in the Thai islands without wifi and my home computer during this time so I couldn’t do anything about it until I returned to civilization (i.e. Bangkok). Turns out, my webhost somehow LOST all of my website content in their databases during a migration. Thankfully I have this website auto-backed up weekly, so they were able to restore most of it (minus the portfolio – I have that backed up on my home computer, so that will have to remain missing until I return home in July. I also had several blog posts drafted up, to be posted in the coming months while I’m away – but unfortunately those are lost forever, so there won’t be any wedding-related posts until I’m back home.)

Lesson learned (or reinforced): BACK EVERYTHING UP. You just never know what’ll happen!

Second –

I never formally announced my hiatus, except for a note on the contact page, but here it is: I am out of the country from February through June of this year, and thus unable to take on any photography jobs until July. I’m currently midway through a 5-month epic backpacking trip through Asia and already it’s been an incredible experience. I’m so happy on the road.

There will definitely be some life changes happening once I get back to NYC – perhaps some that affect this business. I’m taking this time to explore new places AND myself. I’m not sure what’s next for me, but I promise I will keep you updated! One thing’s certain: I won’t stop taking pictures!

(Though my camera is currently in the shop for repairs, so I guess that’s the one thing that would stop me. I feel so lost without it!)

You can follow along with my journey through Asia via Frugal Frolicker – my new travel blog.

Here I am in the 3 countries I’ve visited so far: Nepal, India, and Thailand –

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Thanks for your patience! :)

Brooklyn Wedding Photography | Wedding Albums for 2013

I am ridiculously excited about the wedding albums I’m offering next year. I honestly want nothing more than to fill a shelf with an array of these someday (maybe a collection of photo albums from my travel adventures?) – that’s how gorgeous they are.

These flushmount albums are leather bound, with about 20 different cover colors to choose from. All of them feel soft to the touch, yet so sturdy and luxurious. The pages are super thick with a matte finish. This album is the PERFECT way to preserve your wedding day memories – check out some sample photos below! (cover color is cappuccino nabuk)

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Wedding Photography | Wedding Album | Karen & Arcadio

I wanted to share the first album of 2012 – Karen & Arcadio’s fine art book from their ReBar wedding in November. My favorite thing about it has to be the wraparound cover. I knew even before beginning their album design that this was the photo I was going to use for their cover. The NYC skyline – specifically, the Manhattan Bridge – was just MADE for it, I think :)

Here’s what the album looks like:

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And here are a few examples of what the album design looks like inside:

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Wedding Photography | Brooklyn, NY | Sneak Peek / Behind The Scenes: Lauren & Dave

I’m pretty psyched to share with you not only a killer shot from Lauren and Dave’s NYC elopement day, but also a peek into what I do behind-the-scenes when I’m processing images from a shoot!

The image below is an example of what I consider to be a ‘fully edited’ image from a shoot:

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How did I get there? Well, let’s start from the beginning with the image as it was straight-out-of-camera:
 

1). RAW IMAGE (STRAIGHT-OUT-OF-CAMERA):
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You might be thinking that this image is pretty flat, dark, and overall not too polished. And you’d be 100% correct with that assertion. I shoot all of my images in a RAW format, meaning that zero processing is done in-camera. Instead, the goal is to capture as much data as possible, so that when I go to process the images myself, I can do much more with them.

In this case, I wanted to capture the setting sun with its sunbeams, while also keeping the couple adequately lit with light. If I exposed properly for one, the other would suffer as a result. But when you shoot in RAW, you can get away with exposing somewhere in-between the two so that neither the sky nor the people are at the proper exposure, but that both are close enough to being right that I can correct it when I process the image.

Here, since I didn’t want the sun to appear as one bright blob of light in the skyline, I had to underexpose (i.e. make the image darker) so that while the sun beams are visible, the couple is a little too dark. But no worries, Lightroom to the rescue!

 

2). IMAGE WITH BASIC EDITING – READY FOR PROOFS + IMAGE DISC:
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The above image is an example of what the image looks like when I run through my basic editing process in Lightroom. This is what you can expect when I deliver your images in the online proof gallery and on a disc after a shoot. I may tweak this slightly depending on the image set, but this is pretty much my signature style.

However, this image is not polished enough for a print or album. First issue at hand: there are distracting elements in the background. See that girl in bright pink just behind the fence (to the right of Lauren’s hand)? And the tacky signs just over the bridge? And the bits of tree in the upper right corner? Not cute. I want them gone!

 
3). IMAGE WITH MORE EXTENSIVE EDITING – READY FOR ALBUM/PRINT:
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After substantial time spent in Photoshop, I was able to remove all those distracting elements. Sometimes it’s just not possible to remove these things and keep the image looking realistic, but in this case it worked out.

I also sharpened the image to better define their facial features, made the image a little less warm, and made a few minor tweaks just to make the image ‘pop’ a bit more. This is what you can expect when you order an album or print from me. Now the image is ready to be included in an album, or printed out + hung up in a frame! :)

 

Stay tuned for the rest of Lauren & Dave’s NYC elopement photos in the coming weeks!

2011 Wedding Album Options

I’m super excited to announce that for 2011, I’ll be offering two different kinds of albums in my wedding packages!

Option #1 is the same album I offered in 2010, the leather bound flushmount album. It lays flat and has very thick pages that neither bend nor collect fingerprint smudges :) There are several color options for the cover that you can choose from.

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Option #2 is brand new this year! It’s a fine art book with a full photo wrap cover and the option of adding your names and wedding date to the spine. I love this book because it’s much more personalized. The cover is quite thick, though pages are much thinner than the flushmount’s, and feel completely different to the touch. The best way I can describe them is that they’re similar in texture/thickness to paper that an artist might use.

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Here are the two albums together for comparison’s sake. The black flushmount album is a 10×10 with 10 pages, and the fine art book is about 9.5×9.5″ with 15 pages. Of course, you have the option of upgrading to a 12×12″ album or adding pages if you’d like!

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To see a sample album layout, click below!

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