Photographer’s tip – bulk black and white conversion in lightroom

August 22, 2010

Recently a customer asked me to give them some select pictures in black and white, I said, sure, let me give you all your pictures in two versions, one in black and white, and one in color (I usually do not do this, but this is a smaller session and therefore less pictures to process).  Here is a tip on the fastest way I know of to do such a conversion.

1. In library mode select all pictures by doing ctrl-A or (cmd-A in Mac) 
2. On the photo menu, select “Create virtual copies”
3. In the library module’s filter by section, click on the “virtual copies” icon, this will show only the virtual copies and not the original pictures.

 

4. Open one of the pictures, and type “V” to convert to grayscale
5. Sync or copy and paste this edit to all the pictures back in the library module

Voila, you have just bulk converted all the images into black and white in 1 minute.  Adjust individual picture to taste.

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Haleh and Guillaume’s Wedding – Reception and Dancing

August 5, 2010

Haleh and Guillaume’s wedding day started off with their getting ready and first look, their unique outdoor Persian ceremony, and the story continues with their beautiful outdoor reception. 

Their night started with a gorgeous view like this one. 

seattle wedding photograph, outdoor persian wedding reception

 

Bella Signature Design created this beautiful look for their reception site, with beautiful table decor and flowers.

seattle wedding photograph, outdoor persian wedding reception

 

seattle wedding photograph, outdoor persian wedding reception

 

seattle wedding photograph, outdoor persian wedding reception

 

I love these double duty wedding favors that also serve as table place “cards”.

 

seattle wedding photograph, outdoor persian wedding reception

 

The reception started with heartfelt speeches from the parents. 

seattle wedding photograph, outdoor persian wedding reception

 

seattle wedding photograph, outdoor persian wedding reception

 

seattle wedding photograph, outdoor persian wedding reception 

Continued with a surprise performance by the cousins, complete with guitar, singing and rapping!

seattle wedding photograph, outdoor persian wedding reception

 

that prompted hard to control laughter like this:

seattle wedding photograph, outdoor persian wedding reception

 

Guests are about to burst into tears.

seattle wedding photograph, outdoor persian wedding reception

 

I was also happy to witness for the first time, a Persian kiss.  Guillaume happily obliged guests requests for one.  It starts with kissing the hand, then up the arm and ends on the lips!

seattle wedding photograph, outdoor persian wedding reception

 

First dance

seattle wedding photograph, outdoor persian wedding reception

 

seattle wedding photograph, outdoor persian wedding reception

 

seattle wedding photograph, outdoor persian wedding reception

 

The happy couple is dancing away with their guests – the night is still young!

seattle wedding photograph, outdoor persian wedding reception

 

Haleh and Guillaume, it was such an honor to have met you two, and to be part of your wedding day. I wish you the best for your marriage and a lifetime of happiness!

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