Tuesday, August 16, 2011

When the Magic Happens

I think a lot of people assume you just need a good camera to get a good photo. And it's true a good camera does help capture a great image, but you also need to know how to edit well. Personally I think editing is at least 1/2 of what makes a great image. Even by using an online editor like picnik.com and not photoshop, editing makes my pictures look so much better. Put it this way: taking the picture is the rough draft, and editing makes it the final draft. And the rougher the rough draft is, the harder it is to make it a good final draft.

Anyway that's my little spiel on editing. So now on to Touch Up Tuesday.










Touch Up Tuesday's at the Paper Mama


1.) Making it Warmer
This isn't a bad image, it's just rather flat. But after uploading to picnik and doing the magic:

ah...much better. Basically I warmed up the colors, played with the exposure, used the sharpening tool (which is oddly named "mascara") and ta-da! There it is looking much more alive :)

2.) Crispier the Better
Not a bad photo, but again, by it's self it's a little flat, the colors are dry.


What a nice difference. Again I just played with the exposure till it looked good, warmed the colors, brightened the colors and used the sharpening tool.

30 Day Challenge
Day 22 {August 15}

Day 23 {August 16}
On my summer reading book "The Once and Future King"










Day 23 {August 15}
I've wanted to do this for a while now and so I just decided to do it.

Day 24 {August 16}
After shopping for school supplies and completely organizing my desk, my pen holder looks like this.
 

Love,
Mary Kate

2 comments:

  1. Your pictures are always so fun to look at. I'd have to agree with you, knowing how to edit pictures makes a difference as well in the quality of the pictures that we take.

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