Take your camera everywhere with you!

Despite my Nikon being quite bulky, I always try to take my camera with me as I never know when I’m going to catch an interesting moment.

Today for lunch was just the time when I had my camera with me as I enjoyed a delicious sushi buffet. There was a soft light coming from the window which was like being in my own studio! I took the opportunity to take a few shots which have been successfully accepted at Shutterstock.

My workflow

First, what did the RAW RAW sushi file look like?

raw sushi
ISO 800, f4.5, 1/125 secs

What did I do?

  • Slight crop.
  • Brightening up, as usual for stock.
  • Added an ND filter going from right to left.
  • Increased selective saturation on colours red, purple and orange
  • Small ND filter going from bottom to middle with increased clarity and sharpening.
  • Took it over to Photoshop and cloned out the distracting top bit on the background.


Final result:


Here’s another one I did of some delicious salmon eggs.

salmon eggs

Hopefully these images will pay for the lunch + many more to come!

Bonne apetit!


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