Today I thought I'd share some examples of the less everyday more artistic type processing.
The lovely daughter who wants to be a model posed for me.
Here's an over-the-shoulder shot SOOC (straight out of the camera).
Because she is wearing such a bright pink, and because reds and pinks tend to be over saturated (it's just the nature of light and digital photography, from what I gather,) this is the perfect chance to go with an almost black-and-white.
I just desaturated each individual color - including the reds and pinks. I just kept some pink and red and completely got rid of the rest.
Here's another shot SOOC.
I actually didn't like this one until I started playing around with it.
First, I straighten it and cropped. Then I outlined Rachel and blurred everything else. (I missed a spot - can you see it?) I also increased the saturation considerably.
It's not prize-worthy by any means, but it's fun.
Then I decided to try one of the art brush effects. This one is "dry brush".
I like this. :)
I could spend, and sometimes do spend, WAY too much time at the computer playing with the pictures. But if it's the middle of a very HOT day, and the mid-day sun is not ideal for going out to take pictures in the HEAT, then why not??