Recently I had the opportunity to take a road trip with some dear friends to Utah. The images in this post were taken in Salt Lake City on November 7th, 2014 as well as Park City on November 8th, 2014. The purpose of these images was to create some fine art images that displayed professional quality and talent. We began at the Salt Lake City Capitol Building. I have never been to the capitol building in SLC and it was such an enlightening experience for me. The architecture and history that surrounds the area is very inspiring! It’s so beautiful and I can see now why so many come here to take portraits. After taking photos here, we took an opportunity to take photos of the Salt Lake temple and its surrounding area, with the view of a few blocks away, as well as with a wider view at Ensign Point. Ensign Point was simply stunning and was my first time going there as well!
While taking portraits in Park City we were able to explore Main Street as well as the big white barn that everyone passes while driving into Park City. There are so many dogs in Park City, I love it. While exploring the town, we found many just lounging on front porches and outside stores and cafes. We discovered that the white barn is open to the public and is apart of Utah History. The barn sure was a beautiful place to take portraits but it deserved a few photos of its own.
These images were taken primarily with a 50 mm lens but some were taken with an 85 mm lens. I kept the aperture small for the landscape photos and a little wider for the more close-up photos. The night photography images required a tripod for maximum clarity.
In post-production I slightly adjusted the exposure, color balance, tone curve, contrast, vibrance, sharpness shadows and highlights. I do love fine art photography and hope you enjoy these photographs.