Dogs of Vancouver, Day 7

Peppi the Cockapoo

Meet Peppi, the sweetest Cockapoo (Cocker Spaniel x Poodle) you’ll ever meet. Rolling around on her back without a care in the world… I noticed a patch of weeds that was denser than others and asked if Peppi could move over to that spot. She quickly resumed her back rolling and gave me this. From Dogs of Vancouver, Day 7

Vancouver / Richmond Family Portrait Photographer

Family Portrait

It wasn’t until I looked at this photo closely on my computer screen that I was able to make out the lyrics written on the plaque on the bench. Actually, the first thing I think about whenever I hear this song is Buffy (the Vampire Slayer)… any Buffy fans out there? I will remember you Will you remember me Don’t let your life pass…

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…