Before & After

March 31, 2010
It’s been a while since I’ve done a Before & After, but the photography board ladies threw out a few challenges today, so I thought I’d take advantage of another editing opportunity. I’ll consider this my reward for finishing up my work assignments this week – so what if I was staying up late and waking up early for several days because I procrastinated…I got it done!First up, meet William. It looks like he’s taking a bath and he’s so cute, but the photograph needs a little work. For this edit, I cropped the photo and then ran the photo...
More
Before & After

March 19, 2010
It’s been a few days since I’ve done a Before & After, and since there is not a Fix-It Friday challenge today, I thought I’d have a little editing fun on my own. Meet Keira – like many of the babies I’ve been working with lately, she is a natural beauty – I can only hope that one day my children will be so beautiful. Here is the before: Seriously?! Do you see what I’m talking about? Gorgeous! Honestly, I already had good material to work with – making my job easy. Here’s what I did: Cropped at a 5×7 ratio using the good ole...
More
Before & After…Indecisiveness

March 12, 2010
I’ve become indecisive when it comes to my editing style. This is pretty typical when I’m learning something new – I enjoy the process and then I reach a point where I just want someone to tell me which direction I should go. Perhaps I’m getting to the point where I’m nearly ready to chose a style. It almost feels like I’m back in college, choosing a major – the pressure! I may also be indecisive right now because a fellow blogger/photography board member shared her before & after for the photograph below and I was simply in awe. I know I...
More
Before & After…the Action Series...

March 11, 2010
Some people feel that using actions is cheating when it comes to editing. However, many of us have busy lives and rather than spend hours upon end editing a series f photos, we can use an action to speed up the process. I’ll be honest, if I had Photoshop, I’d probably write my own actions…but I use Photoshop Elements 7, so I use any freebie actions I can get my hands on. You’ll often see me using CoffeeShop’s Little Perk (that I often call “just a perk”).  It’s great for adding that little burst of color, contrast and sharpening without much...
More