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It's late this year, but spring has finally sprung here in Michigan!
I adore the flowering trees, but they only last a few weeks.
It's always difficult to coordinate clients' schedules around
the flowering glory.
The truth is...the people in all these photos were NOT by these pretty trees
when I took their picture.
I moved pretty Laurel into the background.
Here's the original photo of Laurel taken in a totally
Hubby and I were driving our son home from college yesterday
and passed Curwood Castle in Owosso.
The grounds were aglow with pink, purple and white blossoms.
I hated that I didn't have anyone to photograph in the
I begged the boys to pull over so I could photograph
the pretty trees...knowing I could do my editing magic to make
the blooms last ....FOREVER!
I shared the method for adding people to new
backgrounds in this blog post.
It's sometimes hard to meld the two photo if the lighting is different.
I always run an action to help fuse them together better.
I also used the haze with this originally backlit shot.
I share the haze overlay here for free: here.
I'm sharing this so you can begin photographing
pretty locations with the idea of adding a subject later.
This works with autumn leaves, winter scenes...mountains...
ANYWHERE the scene is gorgeous, but you don't have a model.
Just photograph the scene as if you DO have a model.
Feel free to snag my spring backgrounds here in low resolution to
your own family and friends.