Sunday Stills – photo editor
I am the first to acknowledge that I’m no expert on either photography, or photo editing, but I do know what I like. I sometimes get into trouble (offered as gentle advice) from my sister and her husband for not straightening my horizons and I often commit other photography misdemeanors! As I said I’m no expert 🙂
All I can say is that my photography efforts will always be uniquely my view of life.
I have discovered a few apps to help edit my photos and use them if I feel I need to. These include but aren’t limited to Lightroom, Over, Pixlr, and Retouch. I also enjoy using Instagram and Canva as well.
I don’t like overly edited photos but having said that I do enjoy experimenting with photos to see just how ‘out there’ I can make them look. I rarely publish these though!
Here are a few of my recent efforts. Some of these you may recognise from my post last week with the Texture theme.
In these examples I have shown the original photo first, followed by the edited version. Some of the changes I’ve made are very subtle and may not enhance the photo too much at all. Let me know what you think, I’ll try not to take it too personally 🙂
These last photos of me were an interesting experiment, which I did in the name of a blogging challenge – see how committed I am??
I really liked a photo my daughter had taken of me with my new baby granddaughter, but as I am wary of sharing photos of her (out of respect for my daughter and son in law’s views), I edited her out of the photo using the Retouch app which allows me to remove objects from photos. (It did pain me dreadfully to do so).
I then tried to improve my washed out look, smoothing out my face, brightening my skin tone and adding a filter. I must admit to liking the end result only because it makes me look different to how I see myself. I imagine it’s what happens when people have glamour shots taken or even just professional photo shoots. My husband’s comment was – ‘you’ve had some work done on your face’.
My attempts at editing here are very rudimentary and totally unprofessional but I admit to having fun experimenting and isn’t that the whole point of it?
In Terri’s post she includes a great quote about leisure activities, which to her, describes her photography hobby. I think this can be applied to my attitude towards blogging!
A form of leisure that many people find themselves enjoying is “serious leisure.” This is the systematic pursuit of deep satisfaction through an amateur, hobbyist, or volunteer activity that participants find so substantial and interesting that, in the typical case, they launch themselves on a (non-work) career centered on acquiring and expressing its special skills, knowledge, and experience.
Robert Stebbins, 1992
I have enjoyed sharing some photos and editing processes this week. I hope you’ve enjoyed it too 🙂
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