Touch-Up Tuesday: Newborn

September 28, 2010
Several weeks ago, Ashley sent me a photo challenge. I’ll be honest (and I’ve told her this directly), I was a bit intimidated by her challenge…only because I don’t think I’ve ever fully removed a hand from a newborn photo like this. Now that I think about it though, the concept of removing any background is roughly the same – I don’t know what I was so worried about. Anyways, I put a star by it in my inbox and finally came back to it last night. By the way, if you ever wondered how to achieve this pose with newborns…here’s how you do it....
Touch-Up Tuesday: Perfect Workflow

September 21, 2010
Kim sent me an email last with with an editing request. I was thrilled to hear from Kim as her son has been featured in my Before and After postings before (click here), and he really is such a handsome boy. Although the editing for this photo was relatively simple, I thought this would be a good opportunity to reintroduce a workflow action that I used to use before Squeaky Clean.With this edit, I started in Adobe Camera Raw, but really didn’t need do much of an adjustment. I cropped the photo to a 5×7 ratio and then made a curves adjustment to create a little more contrast (as you...
The Piano

September 18, 2010
Last night, I was featured in “I Heart Friday” at Simplicity (aka Faith’s blog) for my photo, “The Piano.” I received so many wonderful comments on Flickr, that I thought I would share the photo on my blog. I also thought I’d respond to a few requests I’ve been receiving to include my Exif data and lens along with my photos. Here is my SOOC shot: Lens: Tamron 28-75 mm, Focal Length: 75 mm, ISO: 100, Shutter Speed: 1/60, Aperture: f/4, Speedlite used at 1/4 power. For more SOOC shots, go visit The Slurping Life and Murrieta 365 at:  What is Exif...
Touch-Up Tuesday: Bridal Portraits

September 14, 2010
My husband’s cousin and I went to college together. In fact, my husband and I met on MySpace (you remember myspace, right?) after he saw me as a friend on her page. I remember that Sayrah was a little shocked that my husband was able to convince me to go out with him…or something to that effect. Anyways, Sayrah has recently started her own blog: Dress Your Best…For Less – she’s got a natural eye for fashion…and for finding the look for less, so check her out. While visiting the family a couple of weekends ago, we talked “shop” for a little...