Whitney left New Year's Morning to visit more family before she has to return to California for her second semester of college. I wanted to take more photos of her and practice more of that focusing issue that I am "still" working on!
Blech. I am still working on it. I messed up the lighting this time which in turn messed up the focusing. BUT I did some research last night and now know what I did wrong with that. Funny thing is, I did a Google search on Studio Lighting Books. I found this link where someone "who has figured it out" said, "Books will only get you so far, personally I just kept screwing it up till I got it right". Apparently there is something to screwing up which is my MO lately. The more I do it, the better I will get. For right now, no one is safe from my camera. Bwaaaaaaaa! (say that like Dr. Evil).
This particular photo was a stand out & even though things were not great I knew I could do something with it. I recently purchased a set of actions from Paint the Moon and after discovering how easy they are to use, I went to town on this photo. Ps. the set I bought was the Picture Perfect, Miracle Makeover and the Essentials Bundle. I splurged on these but also had a winning gift certificate as well. I can say that after all the freebies I've gotten over the last couple years, NOTHING compares to this purchase. They are the easiest & best set of actions I've ever experimented with. Remember I am a beginner and I get very frustrated when playing with actions and they don't do what I thought they would do or You have to be advanced to use them. But these PTM actions do what they say & I am kicking butt and taking names kids!
What do you think?
I can't tell you for sure the specific actions I used. I went to town experimenting and just kept what I thought looked good. I just used actions from that bundle and the freebie black frame that I got years ago from MCP actions.
Would like to know what you think. Am I on the right track? My husband thought so and that is pretty cool to me. Then again he also said "what the hell is on her forehead? Does she think she's a gypsy or something". Way to keep it real babe.
Ps. You can click on the photo twice to make it bigger and see more detail.
Happy New Year!
Edited Post: This just in! Want to win some actions from PTM? Check this out! I just entered & so can you!