Friday, January 7, 2011

Oh the Post Process mumbo jumbo.....

To edit or not to edit, that is the question! In the photo taking world you will hear "get it right in the camera" well that ain't always going to happen. That was why photoshop was created right? Well that and to take the bags out from under the eyes and liquefy a few pounds. Can I get an amen?

So we do this thing at a very special secret private community (well there are many) and help each other. Other photo nuts take what is called a SOOC (straight out of the camera picture) and put our take/style and creativity to it.

So that is where this gal comes in!

*Disclaimer this is not my photo this was taken by a lovely lady in FL. and she has given me permission to edit and post this picture.

SOOC: as you can see it is OOF (out of focus) there are some major white balance issues and well, we will leave it at that.

My edit some odd 35 magical minutes later. I have masked/layered/prayed and cursed to get this:

Then I thought if this was my wedding picture, it would be more like this, because I am a sucker for a vintage dreamy look and I sometimes can't help but want a little texture.

Folks, it ain't just some fancy camera. It is a lot of time, effort and education.
I do what I do because I love faces. I love expressions. Taking a photo and turning it into something worthy of my little wall space and not just sitting in a pretty little album.
I would not be where I am today if it weren't for the help of many ladies guiding me and being hard on me.
So bless them....


  1. Amazing!! Love the vintage edit, I've said it before but you rock.

  2. Very pretty edit, I do love that vintage feel. Now email me and tell me how you did it. ;)