I don’t know about you but I love a good piggy photo.  I like how the edit made the reflection more obvious than the ‘before’.  This edit also may have helped me decide on my office makeover.  I love the shiny white surface in the image (a lacquer piece I had in my former office). I think for my product photographs it will be very convenient to have a nice, shiny white surface at the ready. I do believe a Torsby is in my future.


Ah, this feels more like it….I love soft, neutral colors.  I especially like creamy whites, nudes and blushes. I tried to make these balloons more blush less rosy but I am not great with color swaps and taking these from a non-descript blue to this pink color was about as far as my skill set goes (ask me in a few months I am sure I will be much better). All this editing is really helping me figure out what has been ‘off’ about my photography.  I wasn’t expecting to learn anything on the pre-shooting side from editing but I am learning a heck of a lot. I know I prefer a soft image to tack sharp, I adore square crops, not too much yellow on my whites and lot’s and lot’s of light. I also am gravitating towards dark, dramatic images with a lot of contrast (a light subject on a dark background).  I think it helps to know what I like, prior to this project I could only say ‘I know what I like when I see it’ but couldn’t really articulate it.  This project is helping me figure out my future subjects and time of day/evening to shoot and has given me another challenge to look forward to. If you’re in a photo rut I suggest trying it for a week or so and you too may be surprised what you learn about yourself and how your creativity will start to flourish again.


I haven’t been feeling well for the past couple weeks and this image and edit feels like a good reflection of my symptoms and the culmination of the last few days. I have been dealing with vertigo which makes me feel off balanced, blurry and sea sick. It comes and goes, it’s supposedly stress induced, me stress?  Never. Here’s the ‘before’ which oddly also reflects my symptoms-murky with a green tinge. 



I did this edit to go with yesterday’s bird’s nest, a little bit of a story–bird nest + bird? I added some film grain which I liked a lot, maybe I will look back and cringe but today I like it. Here’s the ‘before’.


This was from my trip to the Natural History museum many moons ago.  I didn’t use a flash and all the images I shot in the bird section had a strange (not horrible) but strange cast to them, almost persimmon. I think I will try working with that cast on future edits but wanted to go with an aged b+w on this one. I know many of you are photo enthusiasts as well and would love suggestions on b+w actions or tutorials, I make my own but I always like to learn more.  Here’s the before.


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