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Photo Tip of the Week (PTOW): Experiment!

December 14, 2011

Many times I find that I take a picture during a photoshoot, and when I look at it on my computer, I’m not completely impressed.

But then I play around and experiment a bit – trying different filters, different color temperatures (and cropping!) and other cool effects and often find a version of the picture I really love!

BEFORE:

Just like with this picture!  The top one is a cute moment, but the colors are distracting, as is the window.  Since I knew that it was the feeling of the moment I wanted to capture, I changed the picture to black and white and it completely changed the entire image!  I did a couple of other adjustments, but perhaps the other one I use the most is “Post Crop Vignette.”

AFTER: 

I vignette the heck out of my pictures and I think it makes a really dramatic effect which people love.

So, if you have some “not so great” pictures you have had a hard time bringing yourself to delete, play around and see if you can turn them into something you love!

And of course, have fun!

Sweet Shot Day

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One Comment leave one →
  1. December 14, 2011 9:58 AM

    What a beautiful job on the b&w conversion – what a beautiful moment!! 🙂

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