Wow! I can hardly believe it’s been since September since I last posted! I have been a very busy girl working to set up my new photography business so, although I have been shooting a lot, I haven’t had the time to dedicate to keeping up with my blog. As time permits, I am going to try to post images more frequently as I rather miss the challenge and growth I experienced from shooting something new every day.
I decided to combat my cabin fever with a couple of walks at some nearby parks this past weekend. Both of these images were taken with my infrared converted camera during yesterday’s walk. It really wasn’t as dark and gloomy as these images suggest, but rather they were processed to appear that way.
A friend from my photography club recently purchased an infrared converted camera and I have been blown away with her images as well as the many amazing infrared images on the Internet. Inspired to try to create this surreal and ethereal look in Photoshop without the expense of purchasing an infrared converted camera, I looked on the Internet for a tutorial. Though this “cheater’s way” of creating the stunning look of infrared photography is inferior to the “real deal”, I think my first stab at it turned out pretty well. Here is an image I captured on one of my hikes that I converted to infrared in Photoshop and then tweaked the color using Topaz’s Restyle.
As always please feel free to leave your comments, suggestions, and critiques below. Thanks for looking!
Since my schedule probably won’t allow time for me to shoot over the next couple of days I thought I’d post a quick comparison photo of a before and after using Topaz Simplify software. I continue to be head over heals in love with this software and the amazing things I can do with my images. Take a look at the before image straight out of camera that I took at a local metro park. It’s really a pretty terrible shot due to my incorrect camera settings. But after a little editing in Photoshop and then a quick run through the Simplify software I was able to take an image I would normally probably delete into something artsy and rather pretty.
AfterAs always, please feel free to leave your comments, suggestions and critiques below. Thanks for looking!
A blast of arctic air blew through our corner of the world yesterday and with it came about an inch of snow. Much of the snow has melted by now, but happily there was still plenty to be found when I went hiking at one of my favorite metro parks this morning. It was very cold and, in fact, I am still sitting in my house with my winter coat on in an effort to knock the chill out of my bones. Brrrr…. I seriously think my Project 365 photos are going to get really dull during the winter months, or I am going to have to find some cool indoor places to shoot! Suggestions are welcome!
As always, please leave your comments, suggestions, and critiques below. Thanks for looking!