Thursday, January 13, 2011

shoot and edit / before and after

A couple of days ago I shared this photo as my SOOC:
I liked it....a lot.  I maybe should've tried editing a photo before choosing a SOOC for this challenge, because I had a hard time with this one.  Here's what I came up with:
I warmed it up in Camera Raw, cropped, added a soft light layer at about 70%, and added a screen layer at 33%.
Then just for fun...I added PW Seventies Action, Betty Jo's Dirty Linen (yes....I use this a LOT...I love the fabricy / canvasy look).  
Then I added the text.
(my entry for pixel perfect)

My dream is to grow as a photographer.  I LOVE capturing the world through my lens, I am constantly surprised at what I've been capable of so far.....and I have so much to learn.  I love capturing my children, and I hope to have some beautiful images of their daily lives, not just the "dolled up" moments, but everyday snapshots turned beautiful.

Thanks for stopping by!

Go over to Ramblings and Photos for some more edits!


And Pixel Perfect for another before and after blog hop!









27 comments:

Ashley Sisk said...

I love what you've done with textures but seriously, just those few small enhancements really made your photo pop. I was the same way with my SOOC shot but processing doesn't mean that you have to over-do it, just make it a little better. I like to think of it as my modern dark room! Have an awesome day!

Mom to 9 Blessings! said...

I love the quote you used - beautiful. I love the SOOC too and the soft edit you did. What Ashley said is spot on :-)

Thanks again for joining us!
Blessings,
Jill
http://fnaphotography.blogspot.com

Naomi said...

Great edit! Love the texture!

A. Rogers photo said...

Thanks for the step by step. Really nice edit!

Winn (aka Koreen) said...

I love what you did with it. :)

Kristy said...

You amaze me! This is gorgeous!

Kathleen said...

Oh, it's lovely!! I think I especially like that you cropped it. The SOOC is so very lovely, but I think bringing it closer really made a great difference! Love all of the texture!

Carla S said...

This is really wonderful!! Love the textured look!

Joni said...

wow what a difference. i love the edit. great job.

love and life ♥ said...

The first edit is absolutely gorgeous, it really makes everything pop!!! Love the texture you used & the quote is one of my favorites! All are gorgeous (as always), just like you! I hope you're having a great week! xo

Kindred Spirit said...

OooOo so pretty! LOVE your editing :)

Julie said...

Great job. I love the finished product..and the quote.

Mommy2Four said...

I think you really did a great job with that photo!

Rosie@leavesnbloom said...

I love how that seedhead popped in your edit and how you used those different textures. I love that linen texture by Betty Jo aswell on my painterly photographs.

Sarah Halstead said...

I love the texture! Great edits.

Natalie said...

Oh I love how you cropped it in to get tight on the subject! It really made a huge difference! And that texture is really beautiful!

Barb Phillips said...

You did a really great job brings out those lost colors. Love the quote you added to the final photo

Katie said...

Great job! Sometimes challenges are nice...right? :) I like the edits with texture, but I love the clean edit.

Liz said...

very nice.

Jessica said...

Gorgeous! I love the edit with the texture!

julie said...

ALL gorgeous! I just love the colors of the first one you did! :)

Gardening in a Sandbox said...

Loved the final product.

Michelle said...

Your first edit - the "clean-up" one - Perfect!! I love the warm colors on the cold subject!

That's also a pretty neat texture you used!

And I'm no pro, but I've realized that more of the "simple" clean edits are all that's needed, and not even that sometimes! And if you do keep shooting, you'll learn more and more and you will have a great story to show of your kids' growing up!

*Jess* said...

so pretty!

jillconyers said...

Amazing edit and I love the textures.

Courtney from The Story of Us said...

Very lovely edits!

Karly said...

I love your first edit because of the way the details and the color just pop out, but I love your additional edits too, they're all great! Thank you for sharing!