POTW Thursday: Green

June 10, 2010
This week’s POTW challenge was GREEN. I have a confession…I used a photo taken prior to this week, but it was part of a set that was only partially processed, so it felt like a brand new photo when I opened it up in PSE7 yesterday. Each week, the POTW and Scavenger Hunt Sunday items will be connected (meaning that one of the scavenger hunt items will be the same as the POTW). One of the newest rules with the scavenger hunt is that you may only use one “archive” photo. Technically, the photo below would count as an archived photo. Therefore, to be fair, I actually...
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SOOC Saturday: My Second Shooter

June 05, 2010
I’m new to The Slurping Life, but I love the idea of sharing your SOOC shots so I had to  become a participant. For this week’s SOOC Saturday, I thought I’d share a photograph I took of my husband. I’m by no means a professional…therefore, I don’t really need a second shooter, but my husband and I went out last Saturday to capture some photos at the Rose Garden. I was shooting with my Canon Rebel XSi and my husband  was shooting with my old Canon Powershot SD1000. During our honeymoon, he would often steal this little camera away from me to get a few...
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Pixel Perfect: Before and After

June 03, 2010
In my previous post, I shared my favorite shot from last weekend at the Rose Garden. I thought for my Pixel Perfect entry, that I’d share my editing steps with you. To be honest, this isn’t the best example because my SOOC was pretty decent (in my opinion).  I shoot in full manual…RAW, so it requires that I send every photo through Adobe Camera Raw (ACR). For those of you that don’t have ACR, it’s the light version of Light Room (or at least that’s my understanding). If you have Photoshop Elements, you already have ACR. You can either shoot RAW and open...
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You Capture: Your Best Shot

June 03, 2010
This morning when I checked in with “I Should Be Folding Laundry” this morning (btw, if you haven’t checked out this blog…do it), I was tickled to see that the YOU CAPTURE photo theme this week is your (my) best shot. This past weekend, my husband and I went to the Rose Garden – camera in hand, I took a number of pictures…and I’m still working through them. I thought I might save them for my 12 Weeks to Better Photos lesson on macros (and I will share most of them then), but I’m so glad to share one of my favorites today. I’ll create a...
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