Monday, October 25, 2010

Photography

Because I don't want to leave out my other son, Clayton, here is the little turd in the back yard. He's beautiful too!

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For those who asked (or who are lurking and wondering) Mr. RBR isn't a professional photographer. He's an engineer for a large-ish furniture manufacturer. Neither of us have much photo experience.

Shortly before the boys arrived we bought an Olympus E510. It's a nice camera. But the shots still looked a little... ordinary. Nice ordinary, but they lacked punch. That is until I found The Pioneer Woman and started using her free action sets.

I know a lot more about photoshop (being a graphic designer) than I do about photography, so I started editing our digital photos heavily in that magical program. And it's really made a difference! I am starting to learn more about the camera so hopefully my SOOC (straight out of camera) shots will improve.

If you don't have Photoshop, there are free online programs (so I hear), like Picasa. Or more inexpensive programs like Photoshop Elements. Check them out!

To show you the difference, here's the before and after of Zack.

Before (taken by Mr. RBR, SOOC)
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Yeah. He really took it sideways like this. Weird.

And After (edited by me in Photoshop. Rotated, cropped, color enhanced)
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1 comment:

  1. Very cool! I never would have thought to crop and rotate that pic. I'm very interested in photography and would love to take some classes. BTW, I LOVE Pioneer Woman. She's from my home state! =)

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