Reply To: Rose with Bible Verse

How fun! Adding text to photos is something I really enjoy as well. 🙂 I would second what @buddingphotographer said, as well as add a caution to watch out for disfigured, wilted, or bug-eaten petals. This is something I have to watch out for all the time…and often forget until the post-processing stage, but... Read More »

Reply To: Sunrise, Seattle skyline, and the Space Needle!

@loganlamar, thanks for your comment here! You made a good point there about contrast and scale; I hadn’t thought about it that! @jamesstaddon, I appreciate your comment! I think I did underexpose them a bit…I was going for a silhouette effect, but probably over did it. 😂 I also really did not notice the fence... Read More »

Reply To: Rose with Bible Verse

These are so fun, aren’t they? Out of all the graphics designs I’ve done, “versepics” are some of my favorites. 🙂 A couple of hints: Take advantage of all the beautiful, free fonts that are available to you. Fontsquirrel is a good place to find good free fonts. Experiment with opacity and drop... Read More »

Rose with Bible Verse

Rose with Bible Verse
I have been practicing putting text on some of my photos and so far this is my favorite one. When I took the photo I specifically meant for it to be used in this fashion, I didn’t want all the attention on the rose so I put in the corner of the frame and slowed the shutter speed just enough so it was slightly... Read More »

Reply To: Changing Photo Resolution

@loganlamar, I do use Luminar. I would highly recommend it to anyone looking for a good editing program, as it is pretty easy to learn and is a decent price. I don’t use Affinity, but it seems like a good program to me as well. @ryanben2, isn’t that photo of a church somewhere in Georgia? It seems that... Read More »

Reply To: Snowy Lamb

@frazer-family, sorry for taking so long to reply! I kept meaning to and then I’d forget. 🙂 We don’t get a lot of snow in Australia – mainly just on mountains. So, no we don’t get snow in lambing season. How do your lambs survive the cold, snow?! We’ve had really windy, rainy weather in lambing season and lost... Read More »

Reply To: Garlic & Ginger

Wow! Thanks @kina and @bennett-family for all your critique. Super helpful! 🙂 Gotta pull out the garlic and ginger and take some more pictures with your suggestions, now. 🙂 It’s kind of a whole new field, isn’t it? 😀 Totally! I’ve like never done food photography before. Now I have a new appreciation for them. 😉... Read More »

Reply To: Lightstock

Good question, @bennett-family! Ok, so short answer – Yes, I decided to go exclusive. 🙂 Now for the long answer! Sorry, if it’s long winded. 😀 I admit that I don’t have a heap of experience, but hopefully you can learn from some of my mistakes. Lol! So basically, a few years ago, I heard that one of my friends... Read More »

Reply To: Changing Photo Resolution

Reply To: Changing Photo Resolution
I can say after owning a iMac pro for a few years I have gotten very successful with editing on it. A big question I would ask before changing a photo is “what am I trying to achieve?” and! “Can I do it through editing?”. The last one might seem kinda stupid, but I shoot photo’s using a... Read More »

Reply To: Fall Foliage

Thanks @kina! @ryanben2, great question, it’s not harsh at all! I think the answer is, “Yes!” Light, nature, fall, foliage, trees, all of the above. I was simply trying to capture a bit of the beauty that surrounded me! And as far as having success shooting in Manual Mode, I guess all I can say is... Read More »

Reply To: Fall Foliage

First off, Wow! Amazing photography, I shoot in manual mode most of the time, but I am never able to get these settings to work! Secondly, can I ask, not to be harsh, just wondering, what are we striving for here in these photo’s? I see several different aspects which is why I am asking, I see, light, nature,... Read More »

Reply To: Gone but not Forgotten

@elianafranzenburg Great ideas! I appreciate your compliments! However I only used editor pro, and only use highlights on the grass because they are kinda dead where I live, (the sky was prob that color already to be honest and I totally missed it!) I am after hearing that, going to change my camera settings to... Read More »

Reply To: Gone but not Forgotten

@ryanben2 One. Perfect title for this! Two. I quite like this photo! The first thing I noticed was the the sky looks greenish and kind of “off”. I’m guessing it’s because of the highlights being at 36 in my experience you can’t go over maybe 15 if you’re lucky but just might be me.... Read More »

Reply To: Changing Photo Resolution

@buddingphotographer Yes, thank you! I should have mentioned earlier, but I searched for about an hour before looking for a free software that would do just that, but I had to sign up for things and go to different links, and it was a bit of a pain. Also, once I started downloading things, my computer wouldn’t... Read More »

Reply To: Changing Photo Resolution

@kina, yes, @buddingphotographer is absolutely right—you don’t have to pay a cent to just downsize/change the resolution of your photo. There are many programs that will allow you to do that. For example, like we’ve been discussing, Preview is already built into your Mac, and it will work to change the... Read More »

Gone but not Forgotten

Gone but not Forgotten
I was on a walk when I took this photo, original photo was super grainy so *slight editing was done to increase the “viewer appeal” of it. (P.s I know the trees look super green, I didn’t mess with them, they are just naturally that way, sorry, but I did notice and am aware). The question that I am... Read More »

Reply To: Stained

Wow @jamesstaddon Thanks so much! I personally love the orange at the top, I thought it contrasted great with the dark blue of everything else, (kinda so it’s not just all dark?) I have heard from the website and people at home about changing the cropping, I respectfully disagree slightly, I think it adds a... Read More »

Reply To: Life from death

Wow, thanks for taking time to look, I had (embarrassingly more of a sporadic shoot) than one of a actual one that would be shown or put on print, :). Your advice has been super helpful from both of you, I apologize, I lost the photo with the information on it so I was not able to tell what settings I had, (sorry... Read More »

Reply To: Throwing Away Money (ends October 15)

Hello from the Curriculum Team here. Thank you for submitting your photos! I know that takes time and I am grateful for your willingness to do it. I hope you learned a lot in the process. It was fun to read about how getting the photos went, and I love the creativity. I guess I just wanted to let you know the reasons... Read More »

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