November 24, 2011
Categories: Shoot and Edit
Shoot and Edit: Week 46 – Gratefulness…EDIT
Happy Thanksgiving and welcome to the 46th 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 “Gratefulness” 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.

Each Thursday, 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.

Today I am enjoying time with my family for Thanksgiving, so I decided last week not to worry about preparing a tutorial. Based on your comments earlier in the week, I gather that I won’t be the only one. Therefore, if you mouse over, you can see my SOOC shot. I made really minor tweaks to my shot to make it pop. Love that bokeh!

After a full day of cross-country travel yesterday, I am really grateful to have a family to come home to…and the ability to take some time off to spend with them. I don’t think we ever fully appreciate the comforts of home until we’re away from it. Not that I didn’t enjoy meeting Kat, but I really do love being home. 

For your edit, I would love to see you continuing using the lessons we’ve covered in the past 45 weeks as well as apply today’s lesson or share something you’ve learned recently. I hope you all have a great Thursday and I look forward to seeing your edits. Next week’s theme is “Thanksgiving,” so be sure to snap away while you’re eating turkey. 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.