Monday, April 26, 2010

Sharing a contest for fellow photographers

“Check out http://www.loveaffairworkshop.com! They’re giving away prizes & a seat to their workshop on the blog this week! Go enter to win!”

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Textures, watermarks and rounded corners

Tonight I decided to play around with a picture of one of my DD's using Coffee Shop's free tutorials (which BTW are wonderful).

First I added a texture using this tutorial ~ http://coffeeteaphotography.blogspot.com/2008/11/coffeeshop-texture-tutorial.html

I even found the free textures on her site. I used one of the Barnyard Textures on this photo.

Then I rounded the corners using this tutorial ~ http://coffeeteaphotography.blogspot.com/2008/08/coffeeshop-rounded-corners-free.html

Lastly I made the watermark using this tutorial ~ http://coffeeteaphotography.blogspot.com/2009/09/coffeeshop-editing-101-making-your-own.html

Now I did know how to do this but I wanted to find out how to make it a brush.

Here is the original photo. (on a side note my kids, when they want to, love the camera)


And the after.


Not bad if I do say so myself. I can see doing this on more pictures. It was time consuming only because it was my first time but with practice it could go fast. I did save it as a png but for some reason it didn't work. there is a way to get it so the corners aren't white. I will play more tomorrow.

Hope you had a great day.

Thursday, April 22, 2010

I have been playing around today at wix.com building a flash website for my photography. It's not bad for free, but I think I will stick to showcasing my work here. It's easier to upload and I like the format. Here is the site I built today if you are interested in checking it out for yourself.

http://www.wix.com/nugglemama/NuggleMe-Photography

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Last remnant of fall.


New Growth ~ Spring

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Well I missed out on I Heart Faces Monday photo challenge but I thought I'd share what I was planning on entering anyway. This was taken at my husbands nephew's wedding last year. It was purely an accidental shot I got while snapping away. They had ushered us all out of the restaurant so they could set up the dance floor.

I Heart Faces Challenge was "Dramatic black and white"
Fortelling the future?