Monday, September 14, 2009
I cropped the picture some as there was a blurred yellow flower in the background. You can see a little of it in the upper right hand cornder. It was a little too distracting and took away from where I wanted the focus of this photo to be - the orange flower. Other than cropping, I adjusted colour, tone, sharpness, etc. by clicking on the automatic buttons because I'm not very good at doing that myself.
I worked on another dahlia photo as well - a red pom pom - and got more of a close-up shot. It's not quite a macro shot, but it's close. The only thing about that photo is the background - it looks a little too noisy (or at least what I think photographers have been referring to as being noisy) and I'm not sure how to fix it. I'll post a picture of that one tomorrow, and maybe I'll be able to get some advice along the way on how to clean up the noise. Then I can post the before and after photos.
I think I may have figured out why my Photoshop Elements wasn't working. Some of the features would work, but then others (like the feature that allows you to write/type on the photo - I think that's referred to as the watermark, but I'm not really sure yet) would freeze my computer. Anyway, I did a virus scan and it found a cookie. I deleted it, and then tried PSE and it worked! I don't know if that is what was causing my problem or not, but I'm just thankful it's working again! Now I can continue making adjustments to my photos and, hopefully, making them better! Though, I still have a long way to go to learn how to use the program.
My question for you: What is your favourite thing to photograph, and why?
Shelley L. MacKenzie
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