My father-in-law, Pastor Bower and his wife Vicki have a lovely golden retreiver. Her name is Ginger. During our latest visit, I snuck in some shots of this sweet family animal. Doesn’t she looks oh-so-happy to be Critter of the Week?
I feel like I am kinda getting the handle on this Aperture Priority setting…its slow going but I feel way more comfortable now after shooting a bunch with it. Hopefully the knowledge sticks. I will say this – I learned how to adjust the exposure compensation for brighter pictures. So both of these photos have +0.3 step to make them seem lighter. Also, I have been learning more and more about Photoshop. I’ll explain more after you take a look at the photos.
ISO – 400 F-number F/5 Shutter Speed 1/256
ISO – 400 F-number F/5 Shutter Speed 1/332
Okay. So photoshop has been hard for me to grasp. I know…it may seem like I have a handle on it…but I am really good at faking it. That’s what she said 🙂 Anyhoo. Enter Pioneer Woman’s photography blog and her photoshop actions. The free set of actions have really helped. After I downloaded them off her blog, I went to exploring all the possibilities. Basically, they helped take my humdrum photos to the next level. Just check out the before and after shots of Ginger:
I love how she looks warmer and more like the focal point of the photo. Sure, I am still learning but the point is that I am improving right? And if the barn needs painting, or photoshopping, paint it 🙂
For the links to download your own Pioneer Woman Photoshop actions…click here 🙂 And if you have any other photoshop info you want to share – please do…every little bit of advice helps!