Thursday, October 11, 2007


So I was readying Kal's blog (see links at right), and she was talking about "dreamy" photos. I really want to learn to do that. Technically, you shouldn't have to photoshop every photo you create or you'll do nothing but sit in post production. Having said that, I'm working here on limited lenses, etc (since the camera is new) and so post production is necessary.

I really like the dark around the edges effect. The problem with that is I HATE PHOTOSHOP. I just absolutely refuse to use it. I suppose someday I'll be forced to cave, but until then, I challenge myself to see what I can do with my Paint shop Pro version *5* (yes, 5.. from like 7 years ago) This is the only thing kicking my butt so far. I messed with this photo for a couple hours tonight. Before and after and I think I did a pretty good job of getting that dreamy effect I'm looking for.

Dark edges, slightly blurred background, even more slightly blurred Laicey and her face punched up a bit in brightness. I'm pretty happy with what it looks like so far.
Click to see the larger version.
Off to bed. Just wanted to post!
Amy's wedding on Saturday! I"m very excited, I hope it's not too cold for her. It's been real chilly. After some POST PRODUCTION, I'll share some of my favorites.


Kal said...

Looks great! Looks much more dreamy. AND, I'd say you did a pretty kick ass job for not using Photoshop. Photoshop itself is pretty dreamy.

Get a fixed 50mm 1.8 lens and you are off to the races!

maile said...

i'd say you did a great job too! Thanks for the nice comment on my blog the other day. And CONGRATULATIONS on your first paying client! That rocks! :0)

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