Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Black and White Wednesday: Editing

Photography is such a complicated hobby most days.
Every once in a while, you get an image that has potential.
I am guilty of looking for the easy edit
because I always want to use so many of the images I shoot.

I chose this image today because it has a hint of catch lights~
something I am NOT good at and want to be desperately!


PSE8 basic edits

Lightroom edit to vintage

Back to PSE8 for eye edit

Pretty sure I should have done the eye edit first but oh well...
still not what I am striving for but a start.
If you have any suggestions for me...
I am oh so ready to learn and try new things.
PS... I know there are presets, actions and textures, etc out there
but you know we are fundraising for ShayleeJoy
so I'm not able to buy anything like that right now.
Maybe someday. :)

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  1. Hi! This is a beautiful photo of Ella Kate and your edits are awesome! - you know way more than I do :) I have free actions for Lightroom - Stephanie (Ni Hao Y'all) posted them on her blog - can't remember what they are. I don't even know how to use photoshop so you are way ahead of me! I have more free actions for photoshop from coffeeshop I think - (but since I don't use photoshop . . .) I will check and see if I can find links for you but there are heaps of free actions everywhere!!!

  2. Pioneer woman has free actions. I use hers all the time. In fact, I did my black and white conversion using her actions. :)

    Google "free photoshop actions" and see what comes up.

    You did GREAT with this photo tho!


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  3. What a great photo! Love the vintage effect. She's really a beautiful little girl, with a GREAT smile :)

  4. Beautiful shot of a beautiful girl!!! I also used Lightroom for my BW conversion. I love all their preset variations, like "aged photo" and "antique".


  5. She is so pretty I love her smile with that great dimple!

  6. Wonderful. I especially like the vintage with the touch of pink. Lovely girl!

  7. That is a smile that melts your heart!! Great shots.

  8. You are a wonderful photographer- including SOOC! I wish I had your skills!
    Still keeping fingers crossed for our LOAs!

  9. She is so beautiful!!! I love this photo of her.....anyway you process it, her sheer beauty shines through:)

    If you are looking for some free actions, try going to Coffeeshop Photography. She makes a lot of actions that work with Elements....and did I mention that they are FREE!!!!!

    Enjoy your weekend~