Friday, March 27, 2009

Be a Professional PHOTOGRAPHER... In only a couple of minutes

1. Get Inspired - While visiting my sister in Michigan I decided to have a photo shoot with my 5 year old niece. I decided to look at some of my favorite photo websites for inspiration. I love the edgy design ideas of Winkfotos. Her pictures are bright with color accents and do not look overly posed. So out came the tutu's and the converse.

2. Click Picnik - I always wanted to be able to produce rad pictures but when looking into photo shop I was disappointed to find some of their cheaper programs for around 100.00
Here is my solution: Picnik.com

The great part is it's completely FREE!

BEFORE:

3. Edit your photo - First I selected the Edit tab and messed around with color. I used this to up the temperature of the picture. Then I used the crop tool to get rid of some excess space.

4. Add fun apps - Next under the Create tab I selected the applications "Boost" and "Soften". To finish it off I added the text in the corner.

AFTER:
Have you always wanted to explore the creative facets of photography?

I have.


Now go create!!

(If you know of any other good sites that are fun, cheap and easy to use Please leave a comment with the link!)

5 comments:

KILEY said...

I love editing photos! You don't have to have an expensive camera to make your photos look good. I use photoscape which is also a free download! Yay for free! I am going to try this Picnik though!

JD & Whitney said...

oh i love your new things! I can't wait to try. I love playing with pictures. Look at my blog and facebook for photos that I have recently edited.

Selina said...

look at that beautiful child... too bad her naughty little sister gave her a black eye... no pictures for the next couple months...she won't allow it (so vain) at least we can look at this one to remember what her pretty little face looks like!

JD & Whitney said...

I was bored at work and I found Jasc Photo on the computer and just played around with it. Its a free trial but once the days are up you have to buy it ya know?

Nickim Edwards said...

Check out my sis-in-law on my page. She's got a good eye.... Geoff and Leah Wright