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December 3, 2013

What I Didn’t Blog About | November 2013

Over on the Kira DeDecker Photography Facebook page there are always lots of sneak peeks from client sessions and photos from my own brood. Because I know not everyone is on Facebook or maybe you just missed a few things, so here is your chance to catch up! We start off of with Barron the Viszla! Lightroom Before and After 01 Barron the Vizsla at Boyce Thompson Arboretum 02A Before and After from Barron’s session.

Barron the Vizsla at Boyce Thompson  Arboretum 03Barron the Vizsla eating grass at Boyce Thompson  Arboretum 05Had such a great time with this family at our session. We spent the morning hiking Boyce Thompson Arboretum, taking in the sights. Thanks again, R+C for such a wonderful day!

Waffles the blue merle Pomeranian Waffles the blue merle Pomeranian 06Annndd we have winter grass! Some people love this season for the holidays, I get excited about winter grass. Used my 10-22mm lens for this shot. It’s been sitting in my camera bad unused for 3 years because I forgot how awesome it is.

Sox the Pomeranian playing fetch 07Sox the Pomeranian playing fetch 08 He will jump straight into your heart…literally.

Before and After Lightroom Pet PhotographyThe sky was actually overcast and gray but I thought with the vibrant green grass that I would love the sky to be technicolor blue instead of gray. If you were wondering why so many people love shooting RAW – this is why!

Pet Photography Before and After in LightroomHere is what it would have looked if I didn’t blue the sky and left it overcast gray.

Sox the Pomeranian playing fetch The best dog toys are the worn-down, slobbery ones. #doglogic

Sox and Bixby the Pomeranians playing fetch I hope that your holiday weekend was filled with feasts, friends, family and fetch. (But not all at the same time.)

Barron the Vizsla at Boyce Thompson  Arboretum 12Is it winter yet? Because not eveyone is a big fan of autumn…

  1. Tara Lynn

    December 18th, 2013 at 1:14 am

    Hey Kira! Did you blue the sky in lightroom with a brush or photoshop? I’m still trying to figure out brushes in photoshop and am okay with layers, but haven’t mastered using masks yet. Also with Baron’s shot with the sun behind him, do you use a certain type of filter on your lens to cut out the typical haze that usually comes with flare/back-lighting?

  2. Kira DeDecker Photography

    December 18th, 2013 at 8:46 am

    No filters, I usually have on my lens hood. If I’m getting too much flare I will cut it with my hand or move.

    The B&A of the sky was done in Lighroom! It’s secret sauce 😉 But for realsies, I’m working on some LR presets/goodies and this is one of them – it’s a an adjustment brush called “Blue Skies Again” (name might change).

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Kira DeDecker is an on-location lifestyle pet photographer specializing in one-of-a-kind fine art and modern portraits. She works exclusively with dogs, cats and all other four legged creatures to create vibrant, quirky and soulful works of art.She also photographs needy animals pro-bono for non-profit animal organizations (like Cavalier Rescue USA).

Kira DeDecker Photography is a editorial and commercial pet photographer based in Glendale AZ and serves the Metro Phoenix area (Scottsdale, Peoria, Phoenix, Suncity, Surprise, Goodyear, Avondale and Tempe) and beyond.

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