Sunday, February 15, 2009

Desaturated Photo

. Sunday, February 15, 2009

Just playing around with more photos. With this photo, all I did was desaturate the photo. Here's is a quick tutorial:

Click on "Layer" at the menu
Click on "New Adjust Layer"
Click on "Hue/Saturation"
Click on the saturation bar and moved it to the left to reduce the amount of color to the photo.

I reduced the color but not all of it. As you can see the shirt still has some blue color to it and the background is slightly green.

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Blurred Background


I wanted to create a blurred background for this image. I followed this tutorial. It was really quite easy to create the very blurred background. I could have blurred it further but when I overblurred the background, my daughter's image looked pasted on.

Click Here for the tutorial.

There are several ways to create a blurred background. This method was fairly easy. This is a great method to blur selected areas of your photo.

As you can see the background is blurred compared to the original photo

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Saturday, February 14, 2009

Portrait Shots

. Saturday, February 14, 2009

My daughter and I went to the park earlier today and I took a few photos of her. Just playing around with my camera. I used a 28 - 70mm lense for these pictures. No major photoshop was done on these photos except to desaturate or lighten/darken pictures that I thought were a bit too light or dark. I took all of the photos in auto focus and portrait setting. My daughter don't wear make-up but she still looks so pretty!! Still trying to learn more about my Canon Rebel features.

I think I'm going to play with Photoshop and edit a few of these photos. I'll repost a few of them with a before and after photos in a future posting.

I took this photo with the "portrait" setting but although it suppose to be for headshot photos, I don't like the faded look to it. This setting suppose to result in a better skin tone color. I think it looks faded and the colors are not very vibrant. I think I'll play with Photoshop with this image!

I think I'm going to edit this photo. It's a bit fuzzy looking. The photo was taken exactly as it looks. I didn't crop it but I don't like how the color turned out!

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Swirly Beauty


This photo was taken with my wide angle 18 - 55mm lense. This is how it actually looks.

Using my 58mm macro lense, I took a close up shot.

I took a third photo again with my 58mm macro lense. None of the photos were cropped. The macro shots are exactly how I took them with my camera!! I love how they turned out!!

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Friday, February 13, 2009

Macro Shots of Flowers In My Yard

. Friday, February 13, 2009

A bunch of photos I took of flowers in my yard. The super close up photos were taken with a 58mm macro lense attached to a 18mm - 55mm lense and 3x close up lense. They were taken in

Program AE setting. The regular shots were taken with my 18 - 55mm lense on auto focus macro setting.

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