Sunday, August 29, 2010

And I Learn...

On Friday afternoon, I met my friend Bridgette at McDonald's so our girls could romp and we could gab.  I just happened to bring my laptop so I could pick her brain about photo editing.  B is turning out to be my muse.  I love to bounce things off of her, soak up all that she's learned, and pick her brain about all things photography related.  She's awesome.  If I were in to idol worship, I'd bow down...willingly.   

During our conversation she asked me "What is it that you are hoping to accomplish with Photography?  How serious are you?"  Good question.  The answer:  I don't know.  I enjoy it.  I'm new at it.  I want to take fabulous pictures of my kids.  I want other people to want me to take pictures of their kids.  Am I going to want to charge them?  Probably not.  But, I want to be the best I can be at doing something that I enjoy doing. 

So, with that, she leaned over my shoulder and helped me find tools in my editing program that will help me. And I absorbed.  And, I learned.  And I couldn't wait to get home to practice what she showed me.





I bet y'all are so sick of seeing dinosaurs in my pictures.  But, I have one little girl who is infatuated with dinos, and it's our life right now.  Dinosaurs and a Cookie Jar....the best subjects I could get in my photo at the moment.

Thanks, for all of the tips, B, and for meeting us, and friending us, and being so passionate about what you do! 


Eastlyn and co. said...

Wow, Carol, I thought the "before" pic of Cam was good until I saw the "after." The colors in the after are so much more life-like. Makes the first pic look like it was taken through a grey lens. Great editing job!

Bridgette said...

Awwwww...I am so honored! Thanks for all the compliments & thanks for making me feel like I have something to share! You are welcome to pick my brain anytime!
By the way....the pics turned out AMAZING...way to go!!
Oh & just so you know...I have taken pictures of that SAME cookie jar many, many times :)

Blair@HeirtoBlair said...

I so need lessons!!! Great editing :)

Colleen (Shibley Smiles) said...

I want to know the tools! What software do you use? I SOOOO want to be able to take and edit photos to look so bright and colorful!

torie@Life With Rylie said...

Awesome! I use picnik to edit sometimes. It's free and has some pretty good features. That first picture was great before but awesome after!