f/8; 1/125 sec; ISO 100
I had the opportunity to visit Olympia in the springtime during my trip to Greece where the ancient olympic games originated and were held. The trees were just blossoming and the sky was overcast which brought the ruins to life.
There is a very cool little app I discovered called PAINNT-pro art filters by Moonlighting Apps, LLC. It is available for Android and Apple tablets and phones.
I found this app to be a lot of fun to experiment with different artsy effects. It is easy to use and provides tools to control the effects. Would be awesome if they added brushes!
Thought I would pass it along!
Two yellow flowers, two different backgrounds.
With the summer days quickly flying by, I decided to visit the Chicago Botanic Gardens to photograph flowers. My focus was to isolate a flower and pay attention to background. At the time of capture I honestly had nothing in mind in choosing a background. But, after reviewing, discovered color can really impact the mood of an image especially when photographing flowers…two yellow flowers, two different backgrounds evoke two different moods.
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In looking over trip photos, the original image taken in Venice has a great memory attached it. But the composition screams of chaos: strong competing colors; multiple lines from buildings, windows, street reflections…. It is soooo busy that your eye keeps looking for a place to rest. Through manipulation of color by using a filter overlay, I was able to change the mood to reflect the rainy day, while adding a subtle focal point.
Below is the recipe for brushing in color using the Retrolux filter. Watch Video. Note: this brushed-in color technique can also be duplicated using tools provided in other photo editing software/apps. To see a demonstration: WATCH VIDEO
After many years of exclusively using computer software to edit my photographs, I have decided I am moving to mobile for all of my photo editing for the next 6 months.
Being a long-term Adobe fan, Lightroom Mobile is an easy switch for me. But, to my surprise, I totally underestimated the powerful editing tools that the Snapseed® app has to offer.
As I explore and learn this app, which is somewhat new to me, I decided to make some simple, short demonstration videos to share these learnings along the way.
This first video covers the versatility of editing Snapseed’s presets called Looks. For those of you who are still learning and mastering photo editing tools starting with a Looks preset can be the way to go. Once you choose a Look, the App allows you to view and change all the editing adjustments made to your original photo. Additional Looks can be added and edited as well.
My first Moving2Mobile video is about the versatility of the Snapseed® presets called LOOKS. To Watch Video, click here.
f/6.3; 1/800 sec; ISO 3200; 187mm
f/6.3; 1/400 sec; ISO 6400; 210mm
Brookfield Zoo also known as the Chicago Zoological Society is located in Brookfield, a suburb of Chicago. One of my favorite places to visit is the monkey house. There are quite a variety and more than a few that are happy to pose.