Monday, October 26, 2009

photoshoot and experimenting with editing software

So today We took Ben to Sears to get some portraits. We got a good deal that allows us to get a good size package for ten bucks. The people at Sears were so-so when it came to taking the pictures, and then kind of pushy when it came to what we bought. We just had to be insistent though, and we got what we wanted. The pictures we have to post are pretty small because they're online proofs, so some of them aren't cropped, and in one of them you can see the lady in the picture. When we got home and saw what we got, we decided to shoot our own photos, and see how good we could do. We took the sheet off the bed and put it as backdrop, disassembled our tall lamp for a spot light, and took our own pictures. Combine that with with the free photo editing software we downloaded and see what you think. We'll never give in to paying ten bucks just for black and white enhancement now that we know how easy it is.

The software is called, it's easy, it's awesome, and it's FREE! Here are the picures from both Sears and our own photo shoot.

Sears pic #1

Sears Pic #2

Sears pic #3 ( the final product was cropped, and we picked this as our favorite pose)

Pose #4

Pose #5 (sears lady in picture)

NOW, for our OWN Photo shoot, here it is... (drum roll please...)

Original Picture

Deluxe edited final pic

Original #2

#2 Final

and some cool features...

Original #3

Final #3

with a vignette

playing around with features...

cool black/white dots

Original #4

Cool color editing...

And there you have it! What a simple digital camera, some editing software, and some time can do! Hope you enjoyed, if you are interested in the software, just go to (I also downloaded the "ED Harvey" plug in for more features-[like the vignette feature])


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  2. I am pretty stunned by the unprofessionalism showed by Sears in this situation. They shouldn't be allowed to get away with that.


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