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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!


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.”


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

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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