Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Film Edits

I'm sure it's no surprise that I enjoy stalking other photographers and drooling over their beautiful images and editing styles. Well recently I decided I really wanted to figure out what these people are doing and so after some googling I decided I wanted to try out edits that emulate old film images. VSCO cam is the new thing for presets of this style, but A. I don't want to pay B. I want to learn what I'm doing so I can make fine adjustments to get things just right.
I found a few tutorials and youtube videos and decided to give it a quick try tonight.
So hopefully these images look a bit more like some slightly grainy film images.

lighthouse - filmstyleedit

lilfish - filmstyle edit

wingtip - filmstyle edit

The fish one is my favorite. I think I over sharpened the first one and the last one just doesn't seem to work well with the film color profile I used.
But like I said, this was my first try, just a quick experiment to see how all the layers flow together.
I think it's a good start.

Saturday, September 19, 2015

Dusting things off

I finally went through some folders of my photographs. Found five that I felt like editing.

It's been a while.

Definitely my favorite. Chewie enjoying playing in the snow at the dog park this past winter. What a fluff.

fishing shack
Cool little fishing shack in a fishing town along the coast north of Boston.

lil lighthouse
Lighthouse. Also along the coast north of Boston.

Some bird at Binder Park Zoo.

The resident swan family at the lake my dad and I go bass fishing at every spring.

Monday, June 23, 2014

Belated Memorial Day Weekend

Over Memorial Day weekend I was lucky enough to have a friend invite me to a family member's house to camp out in the backyard and hang out around the pool. It was Chewie's first time experiencing a body of water larger than the few inches that usually sit at the bottom of the tub during his bath time. He also go to run free since the yard was fenced in. Needless to say he had a blast.



Helping to keep the pool clean

Someone kept getting thirsty with all the playing


"Maybe I can jump far enough and get out of this pool..."


Monday, January 6, 2014

Dog Days

November 26, 2013. The day I became a puppy parent.
Long story short. I wanted a yorkie, but turns out they are very expensive. Then one day I stumbled upon an ad for a shorkie, a yorkie and shih tzu mix. I contacted the breeder and after one picture I knew I had found my dog. I really wanted a dog that looked like a star wars character and so...

Meet Chewbacca

This was his first day home. So small and calm...
Of course his first toy had to be a plush carrot. It's a family tradition.
Taking a nap on Thanksgiving day. One of the last times I witnessed him as a 
calm, sleepy puppy...
So small, so fluffy.
Watching some youtube videos of puppies with me
So innocent looking...
Hanging out with dad
More carrot
Possibly one of my favorite pictures. My roommates cat, Merlin, isn't too fond of
having a dog in the house...
Just like a real wookie in the frozen wilds of Hoth
Looking out the window
His favorite christmas toy
He enjoys the simple things in life, like ribbons
Chewie: "Woof"

He's a non stop playing machine, bundle of fur and he's all mine. We are currently taking puppy training classes so hopefully soon he'll be a well-behaved bundle of fur.
If you want to see more pictures of him go here.