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.
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.