I’ve been spending a lot of time behind my camera lately. It’s an introspective art form for something who’s more used to making funny faces in FRONT of the camera. But lately, it’s been the outlet for my creativity.
With photography comes editing–which, depending on each individual photographer is either the fun part, or the daunting part. For me, it has always been the daunting part. Especially when I take 400 pictures that I have to wade through to find the perfect shot before I even start messing with it in Photoshop.
The truth is, despite what my friends and family think, I really don’t know how to use Photoshop to it’s fullest potential. See, up until last week, my idea of editing a photo consisted of cropping, resizing, and de-fuzzing. Oh, and adding myself to the picture of the place that I’d rather be today, doing the things I’d rather be doing.
As it turns out, Photoshop does a TON MORE STUFF than just those three things. And thanks to the internet, and tons of free YouTube tutorials, I now know much more about editing photographs the way the Photoshop gods intended. And so, without further ado, here are some of my favorite shots taken over the course of the last few weeks, all edited to perfection. Go me.
Who knows, maybe this will turn into something more than a hobby for me eventually. But for now? It’s been a great way for me to use my creativity in a new and different way.
No worries. There will still be goofy shots of me on the blog. Because even though Photoshop rocks at helping me create beautiful images, I still think it’s main purpose is for comedy.