Session Timeline: What to Expect

Monday, November 18, 2013


My next challenge was to photograph and eleven month old. Cousin to my previous post's kiddos. She was quite photogenic, but also quite mobile...keeping her within the background area was a challenge. Handing her a Christmas bow was the perfect distraction and added to photos too!

Saturday, November 16, 2013

Clean Editing

One of the things I'm learning is how to edit better. I've used Photoshop Elements 6.0 for a few years now and can do quite a few artistic type things with it. My main focus had been on digital scrapbooking. Editing real photos w/o a preset was a new challenge.

I found this tutorial on Pinterest (my favorite time warp!) It really has helped me to make the photos look good and clean before I start playing with the filters and presets.

My second photo shoot was with a friend's kiddos. She was totally happy to just let me try whatever...the baby wasn't quite as eager to be a model, but we finally captured some great shots...and then some with her siblings.

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Plate Spinning

I'm determined to learn to take great photos. I am drawn to newborn/child photography...and pets. I finally got a "real" camera this past summer, so have a bunch to learn. I'm jumping in with both feet, collecting props, backdrops and other necessary froufrou.

I feel like I have to learn to spin plates. All the different things to learn and think about. I get overwhelmed sometimes...but then I put the photos I've taken in Photoshop and shazam...they start looking good. I don't want to have to depend on PS, but glad to have it for now.

My first "official" photo shoot was for my newborn nephew. I made no promises and was beyond grateful that my brother and his wife let me borrow Odin...I'm glad I captured some keepers!

Re-edited this one after learning a new technique.
The following photos were my first attempt at editing...learned something new on my second shoot, which I'll show on my next post.