Some more favorites from Saturday
Ready to pick up where I left off the other night?
As I mentioned, Saturday we spent most of the day and night outside taking pictures. By 10pm we were loading up our gear and heading home. We were all anxious to download a days worth of pictures and see what we captured.
The next day of the workshop was dedicated to learning what you do with the images once they are downloaded onto your computer or post processing. It was a crash course in Lightroom and Ph@toshop for me, some of the other girls were much more experienced in this area, but I took some great notes and tried to learn as much as I could in one afternoon.
Debbie introduced us all to some new programs and ways to enhance our photos. It was incredible to watch our images come to life as we tweaked them here and there. Which brings me to an interesting topic......
A couple of you emailed and asked how much different did the edited picture look compared to the picture straight out of the camera.....so I thought I would show you an example.
Here is the image just as I downloaded it to my computer.....the only thing I did was change the size so it would fit here on my blog.
The same image with a little enhancement and changed it to Black and White.
As we learned this weekend.....even though Ph@toshop is capable of doing a lot to a picture, you still want to capture the best picture possible!
Sunday afternoon flew by and before we knew it, it was 3 o'clock and the workshop had come to an end. My Aunt and Uncle happen to live about 45 minutes outside of Atlanta, so I went to their house for the night....enjoyed a wonderful dinner of swordfish that my Uncle Tony prepared, watched the superbowl and just enjoyed their company....it was so nice to spend some quality time with them and unwind from the busy weekend. By Monday afternoon, I was heading back home.
It was a great couple of days and I really was able to make the most of my time there. I handled some business, met some amazing new friends, got to visit with my family, and have just enough information about photography to be armed and dangerous.
Now the real fun begins.....as I will be putting my new skills to the test.
It was such a treat having models that you could pose or that at least stood still for more than 10 seconds......so that being said....I ventured out with Sarah to give it a try. It was a little difficult because Sarah could not or should I say, would not hold a reflector, but I made do with the light and just tried to position her the best that I could.
Here are my first non model pictures using what Debbie taught me......
Although they are not perfect....I see a big difference when comparing these to my preworkshop pictures of Sarah. It is exciting to say the least!!
Okay...thanks for letting me go on and on about all the photography stuff.....I will be back to business as usual by my next post, but I will still be sneaking pictures in from this weekend and from my future photography workshop assignments.
Hope you all have a wonderful weekend....I will be back on Sunday night....I have some more recipes up my sleeve:)