The truth as I know it:

We witness a miracle every time a child enters into life. But those who make their journey home across time & miles, growing within the hearts of those who wait to love them, are carried on the wings of destiny and placed among us by God's very own hands. ~~~ Kristi Larson

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Shoot And Edit Assignment: Week 14

So, I am late to the game of this shoot and edit assignment stuff, but I decided to try to hone my photo editing skills by participating in this blog carnival over at

Check it out.

Here is my original photo. The theme was "Faith." This was a bit of a stretch for that category, but it's the closest I had. Also, I have been trying to work my way back through the lessons, so I am not nearly where I should be on this editing thing, but I'm only three weeks into the lessons, so bare with me. (Or is it bear with me?)

Original shot:

I edited the photo in Picnik.  I love Picnik, though it does have it's limitations.  I tried to follow Ashley's editing suggestions as well as I could without Photoshop.  First I used the Neutral Picker to brighten the photo up a bit based on the white in the door frame.  Then I used the crop and straighten tool to change the orientation just a tad (because that was this weeks lesson.)  And then I bumped up the vibrance and added the words at the bottom.  All in all, it was very simple but I think it made a huge difference in the photo.  What do you think?

I think typically I would be supposed to add the original camera settings, etc. etc., but I don't know how to do that, so you'll just have to take my very unscientific word for it! :)  


Ashley Sisk said...

Your clean edit looks great - I'm glad you were able to mostly follow my steps without using PS. I don't think PS is necessary but I have no other way of sharing the language. Nice job.

Jill Samter Photography said...

awesome edit - the colors really pop now!

JM PhotoArt said...

Love how you made the colors pop! P.S. Paper chains are SO much fun thanks for reminding me of a fun activity to do with my niece and nephew!

Cedar said...

This is very nice! So simple and bright!