Friday, February 26, 2010

fix it friday #45 ~ i heart faces

having some more fun editing other people's photos for fix it friday on i heart faces!

here is the original photo submitted by caroline at frogmum:

here is my edit: in this version i wanted to fix the exposure issues, pop the color and keep things clean and bright. i also added a bit of sunshine. i can almost feel the warm rays when i look at the photo!

fix it friday #45

here's a vintage version: few photos escape my photoshop window these days without at least trying on a little vintage.

fix it friday #45 vintage

what i did (edited in photoshop cs3):
cropped photo
opened photo in photoshop at current exposure
lowered exposure in camera raw, laid this copy over original ~ used layer mask to reveal original exposure over girl, darker exposure over sky
softened shadow on arm using gaussian blur
touch of light/touch of darkness action ~ MCP Actions ~ brightened face a bit more
sharpened features of face
brightened eyes with curves adjustment
kiyoko punch ~ kubota actions
sun shower ~ patti brown
vintage version: honey action ~ isabelle lafrance

Monday, February 22, 2010

hands on fun ~ i heart faces

to be honest, i'm more of a feet girl. i've got many shots of cute little baby toes, adorable shoes, even a baby gnawing on mama's toes. i have a precious few shots of hands, however. i think i've got to start taking more shots of hands, because the few i have are some of my favorite photos. here is one of my absolute favorites from my sister's engagement shoot.

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the challenge this week on i heart faces is "hands-on fun". the real fun in this shot was me rolling all over the ground trying to get just the right angle to make the shot, and getting my brand new cords filthy in the process! it was worth it! check out i heart faces to see some more fun.

Monday, February 8, 2010

we heart kisses ~ i heart faces

i do love kissy photos! i love when photos show something beautiful, and what is more beautiful than love? and what shows love better than kisses? for this week's challenge on i heart faces i chose a photo of my sister & her fiance from their engagement shoot. there were lots of kissy photos that day, but i chose this one because there's something so sweet to me about a kiss on the cheek!


i can't wait to look at all the kissy photos entered in the challenge this week!

Friday, February 5, 2010

vintage snow on raspberry lane

my edit for last week's fix it friday gave me the inspiration for this photo of my babygirl experiencing snow for the first time. she stood perfectly still where i placed her, in the field next to raspberry lane, as brother trudged around making tracks in the unspoiled snow.

babygirl ~ vintage snow
what i did (edited in photoshop cs3):
white balance in camera raw
lord of the rings everyday & daily multi-vitamin ~ kubota image tools
cozy september & everyday vintage ~ isabelle lafrance
faux (bw) & vintage screen (bw) ~ florabella
added snow with brush


About This Blog

hi there & welcome to my photoblog! i'm betsy, a full time wife & mommy to two adorable kiddos, living the sweet life on the outskirts of Hershey, PA. i'm your typical mamarazzi who discovered a passion for photography through photographing my babies. i love editing my photos as much as i love taking them (maybe more!). i never met a photoshop tutorial, action, or texture i didn't like ... i guess you could say i'm a bit of a photogeek (but don't call me a photographer)! my pictures are my art, my outlet, and it just makes me feel good to create something beautiful. ... oh, and sometimes i do other stuff, too!

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