focal length: 50 mm
shutter speed: 1/250
aperture: f/2.8
ISO: 500
flash: none

I tried to get a picture of Sophie holding the pinwheel out towards me but I had to surrender in bitter defeat. I wanted a shot focused on the pinwheel while she was in the background, slightly blurred and to the right of it. Alas, it never came to fruition and I ended up shooting the pinwheel on it’s own.

I liked the composition but the photo needed a bit of pop to be more interesting.

Pinwheel - Lightroom

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I played with exposure, increased blacks and clarity quite a bit and adjusted the saturation and luminance of Magenta. You can see the values I tweaked in Lightroom above.

I really like the before and after view in Lightroom. It’s always so amazing to see what changes you can make in about 20 seconds. Export into JPG at the size I want and it’s done!

Kate asked to see our crafty photos. I’m not so crafty myself but Sophie’s grandpa made her this impromptu pinwheel with scrap paper and a wooden chopstick. A quick, easy and aesthetically beautiful toy that provides days of fun!

Laura is a Vancouver wedding and portrait photographer. Visit