November 10, 2011
Categories: Macro, Shoot and Edit
Shoot and Edit: Week 44 – Macro…EDIT
Welcome to the 44th week of Shoot and Edit: Part 2. Click HERE for all the details and upcoming prompts/themes (also including previous editing tutorials). This week’s theme or prompt was to show us one “Macro” SOOC shot (this was just a suggestion, you can show us any SOOC shot). Hopefully you linked up with Jill’s blog earlier this week.

Most Thursdays (and I say most because I won’t be sharing a tutorial today), I will take my SOOC shot and provide a simple/basic or advanced Photoshop/Photoshop Elements or Lightroom tutorial. You can then try my tutorial on your own photos and link up here – linky will now open EARLY on Thursdays and be open THROUGH SUNDAY. If you’d prefer, can simply share your own edit and show us what you did to achieve the look.

We want this challenge to be a learning experience, so feel free to teach us something new too! Also, it does not matter what editing program you use. Although I tend to work within Adobe CS5 (Photoshop), Photoshop Elements, Adobe Camera Raw and now Lightroom…it does not mean that you have to use the exact same program. I hope you’ll be able to take the concepts and apply them in the program you feel most comfortable using.

Earlier this week, I wanted to test out Rosie’s tutorial: Creating your own light box. I also had a headache so I photographed a couple of Tylenol. I no longer have a headache, but I would like a nap after three full days of training. As I go into my final day of training, here’s my SOOC shot:
Macro SOOC
For this week’s edit, I more or less followed Rosie’s exact editing steps (if you missed it the first time, click HERE). It included setting a custom white balance in Lightroom (because I missed that step when I was shooting), and then using a levels adjustment for an extra bright white background – that particular step is genius. Here’s the result:
Tylenol Final RS
So, I know that I didn’t write a tutorial this week, but here’s a final look at my SOOC and final edit. What do you think?
IMG_0638 Compare
For your edit, I would love to see you continuing using the lessons we’ve covered in the past 43 weeks as well as apply today’s lesson or share something you’ve learned recently. Going into next week, I invite anyone who is interested in writing a guest editing tutorial to send me an email…or at least provide more ideas for tutorials. I hope you all have a great Thursday and I look forward to seeing your edits. Next week’s theme is “Family.” Have a great Thursday!
Good to WOW

By the way, don’t forget to add your edited photo to our good to WOW {EDIT} Flickr Group (for those of you that prefer to upload and visit that way). When adding your photos to the group pool, be sure to include the Week #, the Theme and EDIT in the description section. You may upload one photo per week. I also want to point out that we are all here to improve our editing skills. When offering constructive criticism (either on Flickr or within blog comment sections), be sure to point out at least one thing you really like about the edit before offering any advice for improvement.

PS: One last thing. I am musing today on “Light Fantastic” over at the Mortal Muses. If you have a moment, click over and leave me a little blog love.