Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Last Photography Class: editing

Our second to last photography class was the field trip to the Rural Life Museum. At the end, Aaron told us for homework he wanted us to take 10 images from that field trip and edit them. He'd already given us some lessons on editing in the class the week before, but he would be able to put our photos on the big screen & go over our editing with us. What we did right, what we could have done to make it better. It was great watching each other's pictures and how each person edited. And then to see what Aaron would have done. It was also fun to see the shots others got from the same field trip!

Here are a few of my Before & Afters. 

Photo #1 - {BEFORE}

I really didn't know what to do with that one... i didn't really want the tree there at all, but to crop it out made the size photo kind of odd. But i LOVED the natural pose of our model, so i decided to turn it in anyway; maybe Aaron could show me some things to do! And he did give me some pointers (which i would give to you but they are in my notes...somewhere...oops!). :)

{AFTER}

Photo #2 - Here is one of the church. He liked this one... all I did was bring out some color a little bit. It's a subtle change, but to me it makes all the difference!

{BEFORE}

{AFTER} 

Photo #3 - Here is another one of Bailey, this time inside of the church. One of my favorite shots. She is a classic beauty! 
{BEFORE}

{AFTER}
Just a little crop, and brought some light to the entire image... some color to her lips, too... I think that's it. 

Photo #4 - The trees! What kind are these, anyone? I love them! 
{BEFORE} 

{AFTER}
This was just bringing light to the whole picture and some saturation. 

Photo # 5 - This is the last one I will share... it was my favorite edit for sure. This is Miranda. Natural model! Both girls were excellent! 

{BEFORE}

{AFTER}

I know I shared these edits already but i wanted you to see the pictures straight out of camera too. I loved learning to edit (although at times i want to be lazy about it - it is tedious sometimes!). The editing is done using Photoshop Elements 11. Aaron uses Photoshop (the professional version) so he showed us that, along with Lightroom on the big screen (but taught with elements; that is what most of us had). Um...now i want Lightroom! Just liked the way it was set up! Haha.

This company, Eye Wander Photo, is the same one i will get to work with in just 2 weeks! I am quitting my job because of this job opportunity that was basically thrown in my lap! I am UNBELIEVABLY excited! I will be an admin assistant, but will also learn editing, and hopefully will get better at photography too! It is a DREAM for me. I have always said i don't mind being an administrative assistant. I don't mind paperwork, i'm a super fast typist, i have a good phone voice, I like organization. But to do it for a company i love, who does something i am passionate about??? Would be a dream. And that is happening! Yes! 

Thanks for your congratulations on that post, by the way! :)

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