Saturday, April 9, 2011

step by step

Sometimes people ask me about how much I edit my photos, and the quick answer is that it varies. Nonetheless, I thought it might be interesting to show you an example of the photo editing process. I'm still into flower shots, so I'm using one of those from last weekend.

This is the original:

First, I used iPhoto's "enhance" feature.



Next, and perhaps most importantly, I cropped it.


Then, I increased the exposure a bit.


I increased the saturation and warmed up the temperature.


 And finally, I added a touch of the "Holga-ish" effect in Picnik.


 And there you have it! Do you like the result?

6 comments:

Ruth Welter said...

Hi Sara, I love your editing results...just beautiful. The flower really pops now. Just lovely.

Ruth

Jordan said...

Beautiful!! I love editing pictures :)
*Hugs!*
Jordan

Heather said...

Wow nice job! I love seeing the step-by-step. That is so cool.

lynnekovan.com said...

Yes, I do like the result. Thanks for sharing how you got it. I took a picture of almost exactly the same flower today. I shall have a go at editing it now!

Sara Montague Miller said...

Thanks, all! Does anyone know what kind of flower it is? I'm clueless!

Katie King said...

I would have not thought to crop it that way-nice choice :)