Monday, April 27, 2009

Does anyone just edit pictures???

I have a ton of pictures from this weekend to load and post but I look at them and wish that I had the editing skils I see on other blogs. I know that so much of the loveliness of the photos is the editing... I actually looked into buying a new photoshop so that I could get some of the "action sets" I've been seeing... HA - I had NO IDEA how much it costs! I'm just a mom who wants pictures of her girl!

So... I keep thinking that someone who is really into photography and has the program/action sets already REALLY should consider a little side business of editing pictures for other people. I would gladly pay someone to be able to email them the pictures I take of Stella and have them make them fun and funky. I mean, check out these girls! Beautiful!

I've tried in Photobucket, Picnik, and my old Photoshop 7.0, but I just don't have the time or skills to make any positive changes...

Sheri (the AMAZING woman who takes care of/loves/plays with/cooks for/nurtures/and teaches Stella) took this picture last week. Wouldn't it look SO great with some fun coloring???

I have had a little bit of fun editing, but it's not what I'm looking for...


Liz said...

I LOVE the last one! Looks like a colored pencil drawing.

Dana KBS said...

So much of the difference between the normal point&click shots most of us take and the awesome level that the pros put out has to do with the camera being used. Even photoshop can't turn a sow's ear into a silk purse. My yearbookers do great when we are using our pretty-good cameras (Canon Digital rebels) and we talk about using natural light, getting down on the level of our subjects, and trying different compositions. You can do it! really!

My best tip for inside pics is to open the blinds--let some directional natural light stream in, try to get the kids from a perpendicular angle, and suddenly it looks 100% more professional.