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Monday, May 3, 2010

Fabulous Photoshop!

I have to admit that a lot of work (for me) goes into making a photograph. Before this whole digital world, I shot with a SLR and film - for twenty years. (Feel free to think, "Gee she must've started taking pictures when she was 10 years-old." I love starting the the day off in denial!) So shooting photos was a lot of trial and error. I got photos back and had to learn from my mistakes after the fact.

Now with my digital SLR and photoshop, I can go from this:(not too bad)
to this:
Our wonderful, cute, stinker-boy, Godson goes from this:
to this:

or even this:
Doesn't that make a world of difference?
So while it may take some extra time processing my own photographs, the time is well spent. I've had to learn to embrace this technical & digital world. It hasn't been the easiest transition, but how can I argue with the results?
I still believe though that even without this technology, anyone can become a better photographer by learning about the basics: lighting, composition, textures, patterns, etc. Do any of these topics interest you? Let me know!

If you have time, please visit Lens Us Together. I am hosting the theme this week and it is "Prepared". See what my peonies have to do with my theme!

As always, thank you for stopping by. Your kind comments and encouragement are greatly appreciated!


  1. :) i shot for a long time before i learned how many photographers used photoshop to improve on the talent they already had. i felt bad because no matter how hard i tried, my stuff never looked like theirs...until i discovered the joys of photoshop. and pow - it can really 'wake up' a shot and give it the pizazz that maybe a good shot needs.

    you're so right on!!

  2. love photoshop. one of the reasons i love photography and feeds my creative side

  3. what a cutey pie godson is...i really like how PS helps my photos as well, your theme was a great idea this week!!

  4. Love the examples- and I am a photoshop addict. Like you, I grew up using film- assisting my father in his dark room, processing, learning, and accepting the outcomes.
    Love the theme for this week!

  5. Great post! I am off to visit L.U.T and see your theme! :)

  6. What wonderful edits! I love PS...couldn't live without it!!!


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