It was my birthday Thursday and Naomi had booked the day off work. I’d been wanting to head back to one of the spots I shot at with Jacob & Jose a few weeks back so we took a walk through Surry Hills to find it. There’s an overhang preventing unflattering light from above and then there’s a big white wall which acts like a huge reflector. It gives absolutely awesome light for portraits. With it being my birthday and Na’ being off work I thought it would be a good chance to get few nice shots of us both.

After that we had a great day around the city. Started off with coffee and a cake (biggest vanilla slice ever!), then we did a bit of shopping, followed by Spice I Am (Thai) and the cinema to see ‘Super 8.’ If you ever go to Spice I Am check out the Pad Prik King Crispy Pork Belly. Bit of a tongue twister but it was delish’!

I’ve had a couple of people contact me recently asking about my post processing. I’ve really started to feel comfortable lately with where I am in that respect, all those hours spent fiddling with curves in Photoshop feel like they are starting to pay off. For these shots I just applied a pretty basic adjustment in Lightroom; then in Photoshop used a combination of 2 curves to even out the tones and make it look more like film. If you have any questions or want a better explanation just shoot me an e-mail and I’ll try my best to help out.

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Jordan Voth
June 12, 2011
Heck yeah man these are great! Loving the direction your processing is headed, keep it up!
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Steve Hickson
June 12, 2011
Rearrange following into well known phrase or saying 'blocks the off chip old'. Stunning portfolio! S&S
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Tim Sondrup
June 13, 2011
Very nice! You seem to have a unique look here. Rad hoodie by the way!
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Kaylynne Burito
August 5, 2011
very nice indded rob =] naturally lit photography will always beat workshop photography.
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Laura Davies Scott
September 14, 2011
hi, just stumbled across your site, lovely stuff. I'm your new blog stalker ;-).
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