Monday, April 14, 2008

Photography and Photoshop

I am loving the photography section of Pioneer Woman's site and am learning so much. Miz Booshay, another 'taught myself' photographer is also posting tips and hints and the results -- well I'm thrilled. Take, for example, her advice about north facing light. I don't have a north facing window but I do have a northwest facing window so I set up our granddaughter in her blessing dress -- an heirloom that was made by two of my great aunts back in 1900, and began shooting without flash.

And look at the results! This photo is cropped and a drop shadow added around the edges, but otherwise is not touched up in any way. And clearly in all the snapping, our girl took a wonderful pose. So tell me, is it just my grandma self speaking, or is this not a stunning photo for somebody who has no idea what she's doing.






10 comments:

Donna Boucher said...

Look at the precious baby!!!
Wonderful skin tones!!!
You did a wonderful job finding some pretty light in you house!

Great job! And thank you so much for the kind compliments!

Bon said...

Great job. You learned your lessons well from Miz Boo. I saw your invite over there and decided to check it out. In my book, that is a prize winning photo and baby! Keep up the good work.

Check out my blog if you would like. I have photos of my fabric postcards plus flowers and butterflies. http://bjthoughtsandthings.blogspot.com/

Jess said...

Really lovely photo of your granddaughter - best wishes for your future photography endeavors - Jess

The Black Hole said...

Beautiful- the baby and the shot!

Country Girl said...

What a lovely photograph, Tamsen. I guess we all came from PW's site. Welcome to the world of blogging. There are so many wonderful people here.

Beautiful grandchild. Wonderful light.

Amy said...

so pretty!

Amy said...

Gorgeous!

Dana said...

Love the photo! Natural light is so flattering.

I gave it another crop and added some soft focus to the edges. It's in my google webalbum:

http://picasaweb.google.com/street.dana/MyPictures

Hope you don't mind! Take a look and see what you think.

Blessings--
Dana

southernjoy said...

The position of her hands is very sweet, and that's a gorgeous dress!

SpokaneMama said...

what a sweet look of innocence. I couldn't pass by without commenting. If only we could all sleep so restfully...