I am utterly inspired by Ree Drummond, the Pioneer Woman. A more appropriate title may be Super Woman. She cooks. She has tips about her home and garden. She is a photography and Photoshop goddess. Need I say more? Her blog and tutorials have inspired me to brave the world that is Photoshop. As of right now I have a standard point and shoot camera and have big dreams of getting an SLR camera. My birthday is also conveniently coming soon (hint hint!). Anyways…my best shot at creating semi-ok photos is all in the editing baby! Let me rewind a bit….I know nothing about photography so there is a lot more to creating a semi-ok photos that I have yet to learn. BUT in the true spirit of working with what you’ve got I decided to forge ahead with my point and click camera to see what I could create in Photoshop. I figured the photos that I would have the most fun editing my first time out would be my engagement photos.
I had two photography sessions where my future hubby and I coordinated outfits and smiled pretty for the camera. Our photographers were a combination of my mother, cousin, and sister in law – how budget friendly! AKA free. These pictures were pretty good to begin with (because I didn't take them) so I felt they would give me a leg up on this editing business. I used these pictures to create a Kodak photo book that I used as our guestbook, where the guest signed in the blank white spaces all yearbook style! I didn’t edit them before then because I was pulling my hair out from the stress of re-locating across the state, finishing my thesis, trying to find a job, and planning a wedding. I think tacking Photoshop at that point would have ended poorly for me. So, now that I am in my right state of mind here is what I created channeling my Pioneer Woman spirit:
Not perfect, but not too bad either. I am excited to see where Photoshop takes me and to edit the heck out of everything I print from this point on!