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

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.

Touch-Heart

This post is about 2 things that have touched my heart recently.

 

NUMBER ONE: I found this photo on Pinterest. I love this photo in so many different ways.

So first I ask you. What do you think of this photo? What comes to your mind first?

 

Koala’s are known to be aggressive creatures. So this photo makes it much more memorable. Not only is this Koala getting water its also holding the firefighter’s hand. This photo just hits my heart so many ways. It shows the love and potential we have between human and the animal kingdom. For me words cannot describe everything I see here.
This brings me to the title for my blog. Touch-Heart. It comes from a sign in ASL of something that gets to you emotionally. Here is a link to what it looks like. When I am overwhelmed by emotion or something I just can’t describe in words. This is the sign I go to. This photo is that sign for me.
I long for a time when moments like these are common.

 

NUMBER TWO: A co-worker of mine sent me this link to a podcast. When I am working, I like listening to music, not talking. But I thought I would give this one a try. I am glad I did. All 3 part of the blog made me think and learn something new.
My favourite part is the last section about the Toast and how a women with a mental illness changed her life. Mental illness is so prevalent today and it still has the stigma of something we should hide under the rug.
I know it can be hard to understand and know how to react. But even just trying to understand or show some empathy can make a world of difference.

Here is the podcast if you would like to listen to it.

http://www.thisamericanlife.org/radio-archives/episode/520/no-place-like-home

These two things have weighed on my mind the last few days. So I wanted to share it. There is more I wanted to say about these two subjects but that is all I can get out articulately.
I hope it has “Touch-Heart” for you too.