focal length: 200 mm
shutter speed: 1/200
aperture: f/5.3
ISO: 200
flash: none

Most pros say they never reveal their SOOC’s or RAW files. I think that’s what makes SOOC Saturday even more challenging. It’s like revealing something that is supposed to remain hidden and secret and that adds a bit more intrigue. I have to choose my photo carefully so as to not reveal too much, lest the mystery fades.

But, you know me and how I love to see the before and after. So here is the “before” for the daily pic I posted last Thursday. Processing can make a world of a difference in the mood and effect of an image. To get the washed out, vintage look on last thursday’s daily pic, I tweaked the temperature (warm all the way), tint, increased brightness, decreased vibrance and saturation and added an oh-so-subtle vignette. That’s pretty much it!

Laura is a Vancouver wedding and portrait photographer. Visit