Lately, I've been trying to figure out my 'thing' when it comes to taking pictures. I guess, kinda like my feeling or what makes my pictures unique. I want to have those pictures that make people go WOW, those are awesome. Or pictures that I can blow up onto canvases and put around our house and have people ask me where I bought my pictures from.
I uploaded like 90 random pictures to facebook yesterday ... just because I could. While showing them to my husband (who knows nothing about photography, but he does know what looks good to him), I said something like ... I like the vivid colors of my pictures. But the more that I looked at them; the more that it seemed like the vivid colors are just too bright and become harsh. That's not what you blow up and look at everyday.
I love looking at other people's photos especially for inspiration. I love the soft edits, the added textures, the pink overlays ... but I don't have any sort of editing software. and we can't afford any editing software (yet). So ... I'm stuck. I feel like my pictures aren't as good as they could be ... but then again, I guess that's what makes us better...always re-evaluating and improving ...
and since I'm focusing on editing ... here's my Iheartfaces Fix it Friday entries ....
Original photo -- downloaded with permission
Edit 1 (vivid colors)
Edit 2 (my attempt at a soft edit)
Edit 3 (black and white b/c it's always fun)