How to get the dreamy effect in Photoshop

How Do I Make Photos Look Dreamy?

The original photo was mostly blue and yellow, but after experimenting with a colour balance adjustment I found a colour combination of purples and yellows that I liked. I then did some more tweaking for contrast, lightened the sky, performed a little noise reduction and sharpening… and then I realized I didn’t like how sharp the whole image was! See below for what I mean….

What’s the best lens to use for headshots?

There is no “correct” way to take a headshot, and preferences for how a headshot should look will always vary from client to client. When it comes to lens selection however, you can pretty much use these two general criteria to help guide you (assuming you’ve already got your lighting and location all figured out): How compressed do you want the scene/subject to look? How creamy…

Studio portraiture by Jenn Lin

Ringlight Portraiture

I truly love this shot of Thomas. You may remember him from one of the first headshot sessions I’ve done… which was almost a year ago! It feels really nice to see someone familiar and be able to offer them something different with my photography the second time around. A funny story about the background I used for this image: there was this projection screen…

Hiking in China

In 2011 I had the amazing opportunity to visit southeastern China for work. On one of our staff outings, I was fortunate to get to hike through one of China’s national parks. Although I took these pictures with my Canon Powershot, the quality is not bad. It’s too bad though that you can’t see the detail in the overexposed areas of these photos. I’d never…

Crescent Moon over False Creek

I decided to step outside of my usual routine of shooting events and portraits and do some night-time / long exposure photography. Arriving just after 9pm at False Creek, I set up my camera at f/22 for 30 seconds, iso 100. I really like how smooth the water looks in this shot and how much light there still is in the sky.

Mother and Daughter Portrait © 2014 Jenn Lin Photography

June Promo: Family Portraits, 5 for $75 (save 50%)

For the month of June, I will be offering 1-hour on-location and outdoor portrait sessions in Vancouver for parents with their young children at a promotional rate of $75. Families will receive 5 non-watermarked edited photos in digital format. Must be comfortable appearing in promotional materials, online and off. PLEASE NOTE: this promotion does not apply for newborn or infant photography; This offer expires June 30th, 2014. E-mail jennlinphotography (at) gmail…