Thanks to an awesome post with a tutorial by EmmyMom, I was able to do some new and different things with lightroom I hadn't known about before. If you have it, check out her tut here. If you do not, you can download the free version for 30 days here.
I had so much fun last week with Monday Mugs, that I wanted to do it again. Lucky me the challenge was cell phones. I say lucky because we went to a birthday party this weekend for the daughter of a friend from Rich's work. I chose not to bring my camera. Well it wasn't MY party. Besides, that is why we have cell phones right? To take pictures. This party was for a three year old. As in she turned three. Part of the party included a bouncy house.
It took him almost an hour and a half, but Ryan finally warmed up enough to go and play in the house. Surprisingly, when the Dad of the girl summoned all the kids to pile in for a picture, Ryan stayed! Yay! All in all it was lots of fun. Even for Ryan.
Today I am participating in Monday Mugs over at Oswald Cuties. Each Monday she gives a theme to follow. The really cool part is you don't have to be a pro or even have a fancy schmancy camera. Just take a picture based on the theme, post it and link up. I was starting to chicken out thinking I am not good enough, but how else will I learn if I don't challenge myself and step out of my comfort zone? So here I go...taking a few baby steps out of my comfort zone.
This one started out as her whole face, once I got it in PSP I liked more than I did when I saw it on the LCD screen. Never delete a picture until you are sure. (Thanks Emmy!) I cropped it is all.
This one actually had Kristin in the shot on the car as well the in the window. I chose to crop her actual body out because it was just the bottom half and I didn't like the way it looked. This makes it more interesting to me.
I am participating in my first ever photo meme over at Oswald Cuties! In her "Monday Mugs" This week's assignment is minimalism. Which she describes as (photos with a little something and a whole lot of nothing. i.e. lots of white space) My picture doesn't have "white" space per se, but it has quite a bit of space, and I found the capture fun and different.