Sunday, August 28, 2011

I Heart Faces Photo Challenge - WHITE!!!

Holy cow, it's been almost a YEAR since I've entered the contest over at I Heart Faces!!! Well this weeks photo challenge is White, and no black & white entries are allowed. My new niece was born almost 6 weeks ago and my brother asked me if I would take pictures of her. Never had I ever taken newborn pictures, and I was soooo nervous!!! BUT I will say, it was so much fun and her pictures turned out great.
So here is my entry for WHITE:

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Monday, October 25, 2010

I Heart Faces Photo Challenge - Pink Week

This week over at iHEART FACES they are celebrating Breast Cancer Awareness Month with a photo challenge theme of PINK!!! This weeks challenge is dedicated to all those women who have been touched by this disease. I was never able to meet my maternal Grandmother because she died of breast cancer. This month should be a reminder to get your mammogram :)

Ahhh, the innocence of a child is shown in this photo of my daughter at her first dance recital. Sometimes it would be nice to go back to that innocence and not have to worry about things like breast cancer. But we can't, so go get your mammogram!! :)

Monday, September 20, 2010

I Heart Faces Photo Challenge - Smirk

This week's Photo Challenge over at IHeartFaces is "Smirk". I took this picture of my son Tyler at the park the other day. He and his sister were playing innocently when a rubber band was found on the ground. It was quickly turned into a slingshot :)
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Friday, September 17, 2010

Fix it Friday #71

It's time for Fix it Friday again :) This is a shot from a senior portrait session that I did NOT take but am "fixing" it with post-processing software for a fun activity. I use Adobe Lightroom 2 for all of my post processing.

Here is the SOOC (straight out of camera):

Here is my first edit. Really the main thing I did here was use the adjustment brush to boost the sky so it isn't so blown out. I also boosted the contrast and added a vignette.

Here is my 2nd edit. I copied my first edit and then cropped it, dropped the saturation to 0 and boosted the contrast.

Thanks for stopping by :) Hope everyone has a great weekend!!!! If you want to see more entries to Fix it Friday, stop by IHeartFaces.

Friday, September 10, 2010

I Heart Faces Fix-it-Friday #70

This little girl is too cute :) This was a fun photo to "fix" although the original was great as well! See below for my edits

SOOC (straight out of the camera) Original:
My Fairytale edit:
My Summer Haze edit:
My Vintage edit:
I use Lightroom 2 for all of my edits. I brightened up her eyes and used presets for the last 2. The Fairytale one I boosted the contrast, warmed up the picture, softened the clarity, brightened up her eyes and boosted the yellow.

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Saturday, September 4, 2010

I Heart Faces Fix-it-Friday #69

This is my first entry in the Fix-it-Friday on

So here's the deal. This photo was not taken by me. It is provided by in order to take it and edit it anyway you'd like. Just some fun practice.

I use Adobe Lightroom 2 for my post processing. Still learning it too.

So here is the SOOC shot (straight out of camera):

I'm calling this edit the "Summer Haze" edit:
Here's my "Chocolate" edit:
And the B&W edit:

So I did these edits last night and I used some presets in Lightroom and then adjusted contrast, brightness, saturation a bit. Once I adjusted those I lost what preset I used :( So I can't remember the name of the presets. Wonder if I can figure that out?? Anyways, after that I cropped the photos.

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

I Heart Faces Photo Challenge - Photojournalism

This week’s theme for I Heart Faces is “Photojournalism”. I thought this was the perfect photo.

This is a photo of my son and his 2 friends getting ready for a tube ride behind our boat. You see my son and his friend have their hands in the prayer position, praying that my husband does not fling them to the next county.

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