Friday, December 31, 2010

Moving On

Due to Blogger no longer allowing me space for more photos this blog will no longer be updated. can now find me at my new blog .  See you there.

Sunday, November 28, 2010

B&W vs. Color

It has become apparent to me that I tend to stay with color when I'm processing an image and I'm not sure why that is.  Often, processing a color in B&W or sepia actually makes the picture so why don't I do it more often?  It's probably because the color coincides with my memory [of the shoot] so to do anything but be at least close to true looks odd.

But with this image I stepped out and used the PTM action Silver Spoon.  And it worked.  Beautifully.  This is exactly what the image needed.

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Getting into the Season

I'm posting this on each of my blogs - I don't want anyone to miss this.  If the video doesn't work go here.

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Out-of-the-Ordinary Christmas Cards

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Tuesday, November 16, 2010

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Monday, November 15, 2010


Over at Paint the Moon's FB page Annie asked the question, "What is one of the biggest 'lessons' you learned in either processing or photography?"  It was interesting reading the various responses - lots of good advice.  Wouldn't it be wonderful to learn from the mistakes of others?

Overprocessing was mentioned by more than one responder.  Overprocessing is so easy to do... it's a bit of the Tim Taylor mentality of "more...", after all if a little is good a lot must be very good, right? :o)

This past weekend I did a shoot of a young couple and found myself falling into the overprocessing trap.  The background was predominantly a lovely autumn mix of oranges and golds with a smattering of green.  It's sad, but it didn't take me long to get tired of the background (even though in the majority of the images the bokeh was perfect) so what did I do?  Well, start layering actions on actions, tweaking every little thing then topping it all with at least one texture, of course.

As I was processing this evening I consciously held back, looking at each image critically and asking myself, "what does this particular image really need?"  It's rather interesting that even with the intentional processing I had to fight the urge to keep doing "more."

Here are a few examples of what I ended up with this evening.  Any suggestions or advice?

Friday, November 5, 2010

Fix-It Friday #77

Click on the link above to see how others edited today's photo by Michelle.

Here is the image by Michelle SOOC (straight out of camera).

The following are my edits.

Rats!  The images never look as good on the web as they do on my computer.  Oh well, nothing I can do about it...