Six Months Ago…

April 17, 2010
I became Ashley Sisk.(Photographed by Lynette Mittendorf)
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Before & After

April 17, 2010
Something must have been in the water over the past few days, while I was in California. Thursday afternoon, I had a series of emails from various blog followers/internet friends asking me to either write a tutorial or giving me an editing challenge. I was on an airplane most of Thursday and have been away from the photography board I frequent (work has really stepped up)…so I guess that’s what you get when you’re absent. But, I love these challenges, so keep ’em coming!First up – Kendra sent me a few shots taken with her point and shoot. She mentioned that ...
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Tutorial: Creating a Fairy Garden Effect

April 16, 2010
Earlier this week, I posted one of my flower shots using what I called a “fairy garden/vintage effect.” I used a variation of “In the Fairy Garden” posted by I Heart Faces earlier this year.  Because you asked for it, I decided to take you through my steps and also show you what the photograph will look like at each stage of the process. Program: Photoshop Elements 7 Estimated time: 15 minutesMaterials (open and download files): SOOC photo, Garden Lights 1 and Garden Lights 2. Actions: I’ve linked nearly everything you need – all free. Before you get...
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Fix-It Friday

April 16, 2010
If you scroll through my blog, you can tell that I’ve been practicing my post-processing steps. Hopefully, I’m getting better…but practice makes perfect. Thus, the reason I love Fix-it Friday! This week’s photo comes to us from Debbie at 50 Cent of Your Love. This is another example of how some relatively simple post-processing and clean up make a simple image a beautiful portrait. Here’s the before: I went through the following steps to achieve my edit (using PSE 7): Adjusted the curves to correct the exposure. Ran Squeaky Clean for a crisp, clean image (I...
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