Wednesday, March 09, 2011

Chives


1/15s, f/5.6, ISO 3200

When I took my photos today it was already getting dark. The chives started growing and a few of them in quite an interesting way. I held up Stephen's sand shovel as a background so I could focus on it better. And now I just finished playing around with it on the computer...

The more I learn about photography the more I'm questioning myself as to how much am I willing to change photos later on. Most times I just use picasa for some slight adjustments. In extreme cases, for fun, I do something like here. I have corel paint shop pro photo and don't really know what all I could do with it. Not sure if I even want to learn all the ins and outs about it. How much are you all using photoshop (or similar programs)?
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6 comments:

Aasiya said...

I normally don't do too much photoshoping, but I have recently discovered actions that add vintage looks to you photos. I have been using them a lot lately, especially with flowers. I also used a couple of different actions when I edited photos of the twins. Honestly, it just makes it harder to choose the edit you like the most.

Melissa said...

I try to do everything right in camera and use photoshop to just add that extra pop. It is nice when you have a great picture and the colors are just awful, you can fix it. I know a lot of people who use and love all the free photo editing software online. If you're curious, you can download, PSE or photoshop for 30 days and just see if you like it.

Erin said...

I haven't wanted to actually purchase any editing software. I had a 30 day trial of Photoshop Elements but it seemed too fancy for me. However, I looove Picnik!

Karin said...

VERY cool picture!

I might consider switching my uploading to the next morning, too. Thanks for the idea.

Yeah, I thought of what you had said about strangers as I posted those pictures from Fasching:)

We will be going to Vienna soon. Do you have any recommendations of what to see or do?

noreen said...

I shoot in Raw so my photos are opened with LR and/or Camera Raw and opened in CS5. Since I am already there, I edit them but to a minimal degree. I only adjust the curves and sometimes the brightness (you may not know, I am PP-challenged). As Melissa have said, as much as possible, I make sure the settings on my camera are adjusted. If not, I shoot & adjust until I'll get what I want. REcently, I just discovered how to use presets and actions. And I found out that there are a lot of them that is for free. I downloaded them and gave them a try. So far, they are really pretty good. These presets and actions has helped me in a way because they are helpful and saves me a lot of time. There are still times that I attempted to do it on my own but I just don't have the time and they don't come out like how I envisioned them to be. I am still trying though...:)

Cheryl said...

I prefer to, as much as possible, use SOOC shots, but with my little point-and-shoot I have to crop more than I'd like and occassionally have to brighten up the colors because I don't have many settings on my camera. I do have Photoscape, which is a free editing software that I use to touch up occassional photos or sometimes I will really add some boldness to the shot just to make it look really really different.

That's a cool shot up above, Bek!