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Winnie Bruce Photography.
Ooh, I just love the photography and post-processing of Winnie Bruce Photography! What a delight it is to feature her work here with all of you! Her photos are so delicately soft, yet perfectly sharp at the same time. They are velvety and subtly rich and romantic. The tones and airiness of her post-processing makes them undeniably gorgeous. I hope you’ll love her work as much as I do! Here’s a small sampling of her beautiful work processed with the MK actions.
Photographer: Winnie Bruce
Website: Winnie Bruce Photography
Facebook: Winnie Bruce Photography
I am Winnie, and I’m a Filipino-American who was born and raised in the Philippines but I moved to The San Francisco Bay Area when I was 14. I met my husband in San Francisco just right after he got out of film school, before I went to culinary school. He joined the Air Force shortly after we got married, which is also the reason why I’m now based out of Sacramento, CA. I started with film documentaries on bands back in 2004. I followed a band in San Francisco for a few months to document their journey, which is what opened up my eyes on the whole idea of capturing and documenting images. I couldn’t quite find the perfect niche with filmmaking though, so I went back to my original love of food and I picked up my first DSLR to start a food blog. My original plan was to be a food photographer or stylist. At the time that I got my camera, my son was about a little over a year old. The natural mommy instincts kicked-in, so I took a lot of photos of him, which has now evolved to my love of child photography. I first never really processed my images since I couldn’t figure out Photoshop. It took me 2 years to be comfortable with Photoshop, and the past year I have concentrated on nailing down my style and my look. I like my images to have a whimsy, happy, romantic, yet classic feel to them. I achieve this by mainly shooting really wide open. I am self-taught with Photoshop, I learned most camera basics from lots of reading, and my husband also guided me through a lot of it from things he learned in film school. I discovered Michelle Kane actions through another photographer, and her actions have helped me define my look better, and cut down on my editing also.
I am mostly a natural light photographer, occasional studio light. My outdoor images are 75% backlit. My workflow starts with Adobe Bridge, Adobe Camera Raw, and Photoshop CS6.
My favorite Michelle Kane actions are:
Caramel: Caramel black and white (contrast turned down a bit)
HeART & Soul: Zing! Turn Up the Heat, See Things Clearer
Creative HeART: Timeless, Moonlight, Imperial
Botanical Blends: Walnut, Cinnamon, Angelica, Buttery Blur, Spicy
I love the Michelle Kane actions because of the ability they give me to customize my images. I love a strong straight-out-of-camera photo as much as the next person, but I can only achieve my complete vision through post-processing. The actions let me practically paint within the photos. Editing for me helps set my work apart, and lets my photos speak out for themselves, and it’s what helps me give my work that romantic and whimsy look I just love so much.”—Winnie
Thank you so much, Winnie. I’m thrilled that we’ve been able to connect. I’ve really enjoyed pouring over your work and I love the purity of your images. If you enjoyed Winnie’s feature, please take a moment to leave her a comment below.