I am really trying to learn as much about editing photos as possible. I have Photoshop Elements 8 and in the summer I beta tested Lightroom 3. Once the beta expired I had to purchase it since I found I couldn’t live without it. I had recently started shooting exclusively in RAW and loved editing with LR3. I am reading the Scott Kelby books both on LR3 and PSE8, plus tons of tutorials on the web.
Here is a photo I have been playing around with a bit. It is from a camping trip this summer with college friends and I snapped this shot of a friend and his son fishing in the bay. I adjusted exposure, white balance and sharpness in LR3, cropped and ran a vintage action and a sunflare action through it in PSE8. I guess flares are not for everyone but I think it really adds something to this picture.
Here is the original…
One edit I did with a vintage look and sun flare…this one is my hubby’s favourite version. I think I am going to enter this one in the Pioneer Woman’s favourite photo assignment which is going on now.
Here’s another version which is my personal favourite, I like the way the flare turned out in this one.
So much more to learn…but having a lot of fun doing it.