A brief word on editing

Lets talk about editing. As from my previous post, sometimes things don’t work out. And that’s okay. Sometimes you can fix them, sometimes you are just having fun with the editor tools to see what happens. These pictures are my examples doing that. Even though they are not superb, they have their artsy side.

1. First picture is my favourite edit. I used the exposure and shadows. It has its old school photography look. But you still knows it’s night time.

2. The second photo is the original unedited picture

3. The Third picture is I turned up the exposure to see if I could make it look like daytime.

4. The Fourth picture is softened it so I looked like a painting.

All done in Adobe Lightroom.

You can also see this on my Instagram

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All the Best People have fun

Lets take a moment and talk about having fun and experimenting. I am a photographer. I want to show case some of my less elegant photos.

I couldn’t get to my better photos without the experimenting and having some fun. And I have to say that experimenting and seeing the result created some awesome laughs! There was frustrations, not gonna lie, but that is okay. Experimenting is how things come about, and inspires trying different things.

Learning from the film world as well, you learn from very careful experimenting. Making note of every setting, and learning from each frame. From these shots that I took in Canmore, most of the images were on unusable. But I learned from each attempt and just had fun with my husband. This picture was my attempt of outlining the mountain range with long exposure light photography. Obviously it didn’t work and afterwards I had a good laugh. I didn’t attempt this again. And that’s okay…I might again one day!

I also think its important to show case that none of us are perfect. Yes there are some very talented people out there that know what they are doing. But it is good for our mental health to realize we all make mistakes and that it can take time to get a good shot.

So get out there and have some fun! And if you want let me know some of your fun experiments.   If you want to see more of my work and another experiment check out my Instagram.

Semester Calendar

So I decided to try and play around with different softwares. I have played with Lightroom, word, publisher and Adobe Pro. I wish I knew a little more depth and did some classes in my earlier years on these programs so I understand them better but it has been an interesting challenge. But what has been some of my results? Well I decided to do something fun and practical. Last winter I decided to make a Semester Calendar with my photography. (I choose semester calendars as I work in the post secondary field and I like to see a few months at a time when planning.)

My creative process literally was Word – Publisher  (insert pics edited in Lightroom) – Adobe Pro. I am sure there is an easier way around this but it was my creative process and that is okay.

I really love Adobe Pro. I use it in work all the time, as the possibilities with a pdf are awesome. I even used it for a survey at one point just so I could play with the functions and know how it would work. (Surveys are probably not the best use, with companies like SurveyMonkey out there, but it was still neat to play with).

So what does my Semester Calendar look like? Well here it is!

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If you would like a copy, I am selling them on Etsy! The pdf files includes months September – April.  Click here and receive 15% off the Semester Calendar! The coupon expires August 31, 2018.

Also if you want to see some pictures I have done check out my Photography Instagram

Please let me know if you have any questions.

Until next time!

Work Stories

So you know when you read stories on Buzzfeed or a drugstore magazine on Work horror stories or crazy things that happen at work. And you know that those things happen at work but never to you.

Well today was my day. Now it’s nothing as bad as some of the stories out there but it is still a story that would gross people out.

Today was a pretty hectic day. And because of back to back meetings I hadn’t had a cup of tea or breakfast til mid morning. I had finally 2 minutes to make myself tea. So I wonder over to the break room, I get my mug and my K-cup that have been sitting on the counter waiting for me all morning. I’m about to press the button of the Keirig when I see something floating in the water reservoir. “Oh great I think, what have people been doing when filling this up,” I think. So I take the tank to the sink and drain the water out to see what the floaty thing is.

Well this is what I find…

I just don’t know how a tiny shell gets into a Keurig in an office. So many questions going on here. And was the creature that inhabited it alive at one point in the Keurig?

Now at this point I started to fill the Keurig with vinegar and start to disinfect. And the rest is history.

That is my story. Feel free to share your story or share this one with others.

Project Completed

I forgot to post a project I did a few months ago. I made a display for my keychain collection.

Items I used:

  • Shadow box frame (Michaels)
  • Inch silver metal Pins (Michaels)
  • Formboard (Michaels)
  • Drawer liner (Dollarama)

I wasn’t able to fit all my keychains but a good bulk and a few other items.

The one issue I had was the form board took up a lot of room so some of my bigger keychains (e.g.Boogle keychain) couldn’t fit.

I hope this helps in other people looking for ideas.

So I recently got married… yay! And I had a Pinterest Board like most brides today. I put ideas whether I was going to use them or not. The board was hidden until recently as it was a secret board and I may have had it before I ever dated as I am a typical girl. 😁

I hope this helps you future brides. 

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