Monday, October 11, 2010

Shooting Manual

Fall leaves and pic practice 035

SOOC shot

f 5.6     Tv1/100     ISO 640     98mm

 

Slightly edited shot… PW action Slight Lighten and eye’s adjusted just a bit :-)

Jillian closeup_edited-1

Updated because of iHeartFaces… I’m ALWAYS finding new things to try…

THIS slight edit is using the Imagenomic Portraiture plug-in for Elements… Her skin softened, lots of noise was removed… then I popped her eyes a bit and  used PWs Slight lighten. Very pretty. I think I may buy that plug-in… I was able to see immediate improvement and it was not very complicated to use. You can download the free trial here.

imagenomic test

I’m learning so much from Darcy it’s slightly ridiculous. Who knew all those numbers in the view finder actually MEAN something! Go check out what we’ve all been learning.

life with my 3 boybarians

8 comments:

Darcy @ m3b said...

Love it. She's beautiful.

Ruthanne said...

Yay! Good for you. Once you get the hang of shooting in manual, you're free, girl! Free to fly. {Cue the music.}

Krystal said...

Great job getting those pretty eyes!

Susan said...

Wow...these were just incredible! Your daughter is gorgeous,

I have elements, don't know how to use it yet.

Could you tell me how to download that action?

Thanks so very much!

MsRantyPants Herself said...

Portraiture rocks. Love the edit.

Megan said...

Darcy ROCKS! it is ridiculous all the things that have clicked in my head in the last 10 days. its AWESOME!

your SOOC shot is adorable! Fabulous manual work!

and I love the PW edit!

I like the plug-in (although I have no clue what that means) but you lose so many of her adorable freckles!!

Susan said...

very pretty girl! I think I will try that plug-in out. Thanks for the link. smoothing skin is one thing I haven't figured out how to do. I'm learning too.

CaraBee said...

Beautiful shot of a beautiful girl!

Manual scares me. I try it some, but I really need to just play around with it more. Play with all of the settings.

And Elements. Sigh. I need a week to do nothing but figure out how to do everything in there. Get a For Dummies book or something.