Thursday, April 14, 2011
Holy Camera Upgrade, Batman!
So this is kind of a fake out. We are borrowing a friend's Nikon D40 to take it on a test drive (or more appropriately, a cross-country tour because I am obsessed). So we are giving it back tomorrow. I took the opportunity to do a quickie photo shoot in our back yard, because the poor little man is super sick and his coughing scares people. People like his mom and dad. We had a photo shoot for Easter scheduled on Saturday but I had to email the photographer and cancel.
Unfortunately, I'm so hooked on this new clarity that I have half a mind to completely redo the pictures for my last post! Humph. Maybe when we finally get the official camera that will be Our Camera. Numer Uno. Mama's "The One Most Wanted". I am currently trying not to fall in love with Miguel's camera. It's not meant to be. After all, it belongs to another... tear.
Anyhoo, on the subject of the notable aquamarine eyes photo I posted on facebook, there was some speculation as to whether I photoshopped them. Of course I did! Just so we are clear going forward here- I photoshop everything. If I don't photoshop something (is the verb capitalized? Does making it a verb discount the proper noun?) that's when I will tell you. Like in my last post, pretty much in the tone of "ew, I didn't edit that one, sorry!" If they aren't edited it looks like the whites got washed with the colors. Sometimes photoshopping certain things (my boy's pretty eyes) within an inch of their life is just a good time had by all, but most of the time I just try to edit them back to real life vibrant color, maybe with a little artsy punch. I'm usually not trying to make them too unrealistic. I do over-edit all the time, and have to reign myself back in. I unclick a lot of items on my history tab. Over. And over. I don't want everything to look like an In-Style cover. We have enough of that air-brushed, painted mularkey.
So in my next few posts the photos will get blurry and noisy again. Sorry! I've been promised that a new camera is on it's way. Happy Birthday to ME!