Friday, June 25, 2010
This is just a peak of the wonders of photoshop. Sometimes images are so much better with just a little editing and the really pretty natural look, but I also think it is so fun sometimes to go all out with the editing :) It's fun every once in awhile to give it a really dreamy bright look, that's deeply saturated. So here are two before and after photos of Julie.
I own a lot of actions (or for those of you not familiar with photoshop terms, they are like editing "recipes" that others have created.) Although for the photo edited above I didn't use any actions. I boosted the saturation, did some major color balance adjustments, and burning and dodging.
This one I did the same and then added texture
PS :) I remember when I first got into photoshop and had no idea what I was doing, if any of you are trying to learn it and feeling the same the two best things that you can learn about are masks and layers (there are tons of good youtube tutorials on them) and also always check your white balance, I think when I learned about that my photos started looking a whole lot better.
NOTE: I'M NOT SAYING MY EDITING IS PERFECT THERE IS ALWAYS MORE TO LEARN! BUT I MAINLY JUST WANTED TO DO THIS POST FOR ANYONE WHO IS TRYING TO GET INTO PHOTOSHOP. HOPE IT HELPS:)
Wednesday, June 23, 2010
This one was totally Erin's idea! Love it!
Meet Julie.....is she gorgeous or what!? This shoot was a personal shoot for fun. I bought that gorgeous red chair and have been dying to go to Salitare and Salt Lake and use it. Julie is my co-worker, and so Erin and I did this shoot to try new poses and locations. We all had so much fun! Besides the bugs that would not stop attacking us at Salitare- but we all agreed it was totally worth it. As you can tell we were going for more a stylish shoot-hence we had julie mostly just keep a straight face. Julie was so cute too every time we would show her a photo on our cameras she would get so excited. Thanks Julie you are absolutely gorgeous.
PS :) I didn't edit her skin in any of these, she just naturally has PERFECT porcelain skin!
Saturday, June 19, 2010
Lisa Roberts was my mission trainer and is still someone I totally look up to. She has the cutest little family! I loved the little pink leopard chair she brought a long as a prop, and I thought their yellow dresses were absolutely perfect! Her little girl Lilly was lots of fun! Thanks Lisa!
Wednesday, June 16, 2010
This cute little family is my brother's family. They live in Texas, where Nathan is getting his phd in accounting. His little girls are so darling together. Hailey (the older one) has more personality than any child I know :) They visited for a week when our sister got married. It was so nice to have them here again even if it was just for a short time. Love you guys!
Tuesday, June 15, 2010
This one is straight out of the camera
After a little editing. I mostly boosted the individual colors and hues in this image in camera raw. There is so
much you can do with the colors in camera raw (and obviously as well as in photoshop).
and last of all with a little vintage dreamy twist
There is so much that can be done in photoshop. I am a photographer that loves the editing process! To me it is just as fun as the actual picture taking. It gives me the opportunity to add a little more of my creativity to the image. I am still learning more and more of all the wonderful photoshop tricks there are, and I won't lie :) Actions are definitely a high light of my editing, whether they are ones I have bought or ones I have created myself. If you have never tried creating your own action, it is definitely worth doing!
Saturday, June 12, 2010
Matt and Jane were such a darling couple! It was so fun to watch them together because the whole time it was completely obvious that Matt is so in love with her. I loved Jane's personality too! Like I mentioned below she was so cute and fun! So even though I had just barely met them that day it was probably one of my favorite weddings. Thanks guys!
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