Saturday, April 30, 2011

waves haiku

waves, when they roll in
seem to be saying to me
"everything's okay"

Saturday, April 16, 2011

cover girl

I've had a lot of aspirations in life, but being on the cover of a magazine was never one of them. Little did I know that when I volunteered to lend my editing skills to Method Press (the brainchild of my super-creative friend Katie King), I'd end up staring blankly at readers from the front cover!

This is the first issue, and I think Method Press is already shaping up to be pretty fabulous. This edition is filled with beautiful visuals and interesting interviews with artists, all tied together with the "blank stare" theme. Check it out! I don't think you'll be disappointed.

And for more info, check out the Method Press Blog. You can also like us on facebook!

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?