Today I took one of our church's youth out and took some photos of her for Christmas pictures. We had a great time and I got some awesome pictures of her. I was a little worried about the lighting, but most of the pictures were fine, only a few in the barn were to dark. Overall, I was really happy with how the pictures turned out. :)
Then I took my pictures over to Andrea's to get some input on what she thought. Andrea's a great photographer that has awesome editing skills. She liked the pictures and gave me some feedback and showed me how to edit with layers. She showed me how you can make good pictures great. She's been encouraging me for a while to edit my pictures. She even gave me a copy of Adobe Elements. We spent a few minutes editing and 3 or 4 of the pictures. They looked even better after Andrea was done.
I hate editing. I know it's one of the area's I need to work on to get my pictures into the professional league. The pictures on top is the unedited version, below is an edited copy that Andrea walked me through this afternoon. After seeing the benefit of the editing I figure it's time to learn. If I'm going to turn my hobby into something more professional I'm going to have to bite the bullet and learn to edit. Not sure when I'll find the time to learn with Josiah on the way and Eden to look after, but I
I 'll post a few more edited pictures tomorrow. I'm having techincal difficulity with the CD and our internet tonight.