Thursday, February 28, 2013


 I'm in the process of editing photos from a recent wedding.  Editing images is really not one of my favorite things to do...probably because I'm not well-versed in the subject.  I can do basic edits like cropping, changing the exposure, adding contrast and such.  But softening, sharpening and eliminating the noise are foreign to me.  There are many how-to resources online, so I'm learning.  Erin from Texas Chicks Blogs and Pics has some great step by step instructions on her blog.  But, like anything else, it takes time and practice...lots of time and lots of practice, oh, and patience too.  I think sometimes it takes me longer to edit than it did for me to take the actual pictures.  Most times I don't take the time to do a lot of editing, but with shoots that are indoors or with low lighting, it seems essential in getting some good photos.  

Here are a couple before and afters.   
(Just don't judge me on the before photos ;)





Wouldn't it be interesting if we could edit our lives?  Just take out the parts that we are not all that crazy about and smooth out our lives.  The thing is, we learn and grow from the "noisy", blurry, and  dark parts of our lives, just like every time I take a picture and view it, I grow and learn how to be a better photographer (or a better editor).

“Always seeing something, never seeing nothing, being photographer” 
― Walter De Mulder

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