Fix-It Friday

November 05, 2010
It’s been a long time since I’ve participated in I Heart Faces’ Fix-It Friday, but this week’s photo inspired me, so I thought I’d give my take on it. Before I share my fix, I want to thank Michelle for providing such a beautiful picture of your daughter. Here is the SOOC shot: There are so many things that I love about this shot, but it starts with the lighting and the lighting is so pretty. I’m sure she would have loved to have her daughter look up a little more, but there’s something really sweet about the look on her face. Having a clean shot...
Before and After: Dustyn!

October 21, 2010
For those of you with children, you know how much “fun” it can be to get a two year old to stop and smile at you. The reality is that you get comfortable and play like a two year old to get that perfect shot. Alright…so, take all of that with a grain of salt – I’m certainly not a professional, but my limited experience tells me that children are more likely to act natural and show their personality if you’re playing with them. Well, I did just that on Tuesday evening. As I mentioned the other day, I met up with Sarah and her family for a mini-portrait...
Touch-Up Tuesday

October 19, 2010
A week or so ago, Kathy sent me a picture of her son taking a bath in the kitchen sink. I’ve edited a couple of photos of Andrew before…he is such a cute kid! Although she edited a few photos from the set (see them here), she wanted to see what I could do with this particular shot. I’ll be honest…I think I like her edits better. Nonetheless, here’s what I did.  I started by pulling the raw file into Adobe Camera Raw (ACR). If you want better control of your photos, I strongly encourage you to 1. Shoot MANUAL and 2. Shoot in RAW. Typically, any exposure data that...
Touch-Up Tuesday: Old Barns

October 13, 2010
Monday afternoon, on my way home from the gym, I wanted to find some cows. I knew there were some cows on a country road, and I thought I could get a decent photo for I Heart Faces’ challenge this week: beef. I pulled over and quietly got out of my car, but as I approached a cow close to the fence, she decided she had better places to be than within camera range. Lesson learned…bring telephoto lens and shoot from a distance. So I didn’t get the cow shot that I had in mind, but I did get something nearly as good, so I thought I’d share it for Touch-Up Tuesday....