So, I’ve been busy. REALLY busy. Not only am I wrapped up in the newest addition to our family, but I have turned my sometimes-photography-gigs into a business. Lot’s of work and lot’s of fun. Here’s a very whimsy shoot from back in May. I loved playing with different colors while editing to lend variety to the session’s ambiance.
Here’s a session I did with my step daughter Kathleen when she was up for a visit. We were celebrating her promotion from 8th grade to High School (Howdidthathappen?!?!?) and many of the photos were taken wearing the special dress she bought just for that occasion. Anyways, she’s got the most lovely red hair so I really tried to play it up. Here are some of my favorites from that session.
About every mom goes camera-crazy with their kiddos and I am no exception. I wanted a fun, bright, portable ‘background’ for some photos of The Sprout – something that would add the dimension that his fuzzy blankets just weren’t living up to. I scored this rug at Ross for $18. It is apparently made of recycled tee shirt strips in variegated colors. Neat-o!
Love the texture and rich colors of this rug
My oldest sneaked his ukulele into his little brother’s shot and it worked great!
So, I love pretty much ALL mediums of art – photography and digital editing not excluded. I’ve been playing around with blending textures in Photoshop and have been having SOOOOO much fun! I picked out a photo I recently took of The Bean (that I LOVE) and opened it in photoshop.
I Love this photo!
The I went to this site – an amazing resource for FREE, high resolution textures – and chose this texture…I think it’s some rust….
Rust, I think…
I paste the texture into the open photoshop file where it shows up as a new layer.
Selecting the background layer – original photo of Beans – I use the quick select tool to select the area of his face, smoothing and feathering the edge of the selection. Keeping the ants marching, I jump to the layer of my texture and blur the still-open selection with a gaussian blur @ 33 pixels. This allows The Bean’s face to match the color of the texture when blending the layers without compromising his features. I blend the layers in the overlay mode and there you have it…
The texture really brings some magic to the table…