Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Fun Photography

Some of you may know that I am intrigued by photography. I am hesitant to share a love for taking pictures because so many of my close friends are experts and I am far from comparison to them. I know I am very much of an amateur, but I love trying to capture the moment. And by moment I mean the real emotion, the color of the emotion, and the memory that goes along with that day. I have an editing program that is quite limited, however I have found several website that offer free actions (clicks of the buttons that do all the editing and color changes for me...SO WONDERFUL!). I had a blast tonight finding lots of awesome lighting ones so I thought I would show you the differences as slight as they may be. It will still give you a different feel or mood of the picture. Which one do you like best?

8 comments:

Kelly said...

Love the pictures! For some strange reason your post is showing up in wing dings font. Haha! Maybe my computer is jacked up.

Lindsey said...

Elissa, I love it when you share your pictures. You have a great eye! Just keep having fun with it and do "try" too hard. The trick is to take A LOT of pictures and at different angles. :-) I'm going to ask Casey this question too, but could you email me the sites that have free actions?

Molly said...

Love these E!!!!!! For the first group, I like "Pretty Hazy" and for the second group I like "Hollywood"

I love finding great websites!

Joey&Casey said...

by expert you darn well better not be referring to me..hahaha:) Elissa I think you are just as talented if not more so than me when it comes to photography. I think you have a more creative eye and a knack for editing that I will never want to take the time for. I love the fountain picture...looks like a magazine tutorial and the one of Austin by the door is perfect!! Love old doors in pictures..kinda have a thing for them:) Great job as always!

Beth.. One Blessed Nana said...

Elissa - thank you so much for stopping by my blog because I am so blessed to have found you. We have a lot in common even though I am quite a bit older than you (i am 48) But my dad was a career Air Force Major and I have a love for photography too! I love taking pictures of my 6 grandbabies,but need some editing lessons as well. What online service are you using? I have tried picnik but haven't been pleased with it.

Looking forward to getting to know you better.

Your boys are absolutely beautiful!

Jhen.Stark said...

First things first- I love Watermelon Haze and Hollywood, although all of them are great.

Second, thank you for your beautiful comment on my post, Finding Grace In Her Smile. It is so freeing to be able to finally express myself. I love that I get the chance to share it. So now, I stopped by your blog and fell in love. Welcome, your newest follower ;0)

Big Fat Mama said...

These are beautiful!! And I just watched the video of the soldiers coming home, and I'm going to have to go explain to my husband why I'm crying!! :)

Tell your husband a big thank you from all of us tonight!
Big Fat Mama

marlece said...

first time here and you do have a great eye for photography. I was going to tell you to meet up with bloggie friend Casey but it looks like you already have. Look forward to reading more.