I’ve been editing furiously for two portrait sessions I had last weekend. One was with the Lovely Michelle who is starting out her portfolio for modeling. Her picture started out my week for the 354 day project. The other was a client wanting a good head shot for her business as a psychic.
I have put a lot of effort into learning how to retouch people, faces and skin and I feel that I am making progress but that I also have far to go. I am looking forward to the planned shoot I have for Wasteland Artisan and Bittersweet Hair Designs. I can’t wait to meet with both of these talented artists to start planning out the shoot.
I have so many creative ideas I want to try now, it seems the more I shoot the more creativity I get… so I just gotta keep shooting 😉
Sooo with all that babble aside I present to you this week’s edits.
Last week I was feeling down and questioning myself but I made myself stick to it – and I’m glad I did! This week I was on creative fire and got some FANTASTIC edits and also idea’s for other shoots I want to do once I get the space to work on things like that!
I found a few more diamonds in the rough and with some editing turned out to be real jems!
I also am learning some skin softening techniques in Photoshop so I am improving my editing skills yet!
I did a photo shoot on Saturday so that will lend new content for the blog. I have several shoots planned for January!
I can’t wait for the holidays to pass by to have time to work on things again!
This is an artistic edit of the Canada Malting building meant to be printed on metal.
I can’t wait to see how it turns out!
I just completed a second week of my 365 day project and while I have yet to miss a day I am struggling with finding work I like, even after I edit it. I take out interesting pictures, edit them and then just let them sit, all over again because I am not in love with them. I feel perhaps there is a reason I overlooked things the first time and wonder if there is any real point to this project at all?
I know its too early to tell and I will keep plodding on, perhaps I’m just in an editing rut this week.
People listening to someone recite a poem
A light Art Installation at Place Des Arts in Montreal
A beauty shot of a Psychic at Studio Sundari
A night time flower market in Montreal
An art installation from nuit blanche in Montreal
An artistic shot of an art installation giving the impression of a giant moon in Montreal
A colorful graffiti on the Abandoned Canada Malting plant in Montreal Quebec
I did it! I started my 365 day project that I announced back in September! I will edit and upload to my facebook page one image per day. In addition I will attempt two photo-walks or photo shoots a month. I will also attempt 1 difficult image to edit a week and intend also to do one creative editing project a month. I hope I can keep all those commitments – whew! Check the blog for weekly updates!
So my journey begins and I’m starting to chip away at the back log of pictures collecting dust in my computer. Support, ideas and collabs are all welcome. I may need a cattle prod now and then!
Here is to a year of Photos!
I will let you all into a secret of mine. I hate post production editing. Positively loath it.
I have a trend where I pull out the gems and then put a project on the back burner. I just tend to find it so tedious. My skills were lacking, my tools were outdated and I missed the good old days of working in a darkroom.
After making a promise to myself to start a 365 day journey to edit at least ONE photo a day my creativity has exploded, my confidence is up and I have hunkered down and begun editing my portfolio.
I have yet to officially start my 365 day Project but I have already fallen into the creative benefits it lends people.
I still find editing boring and tedious, but I see definite improvement now. I have a better computer and more recent programs (I can’t believe that until last year I was still using Photoshop 7 and had never touched light room).
Here is a little example of an OLD picture I edited with photoshop 7 on my lap top vs the same image I edited in Light room recently. I am a little ashamed on my old digital darkroom skills.
I guess it is only up from here.
As I previously mentioned I wish to embark a 365 day photo Project Starting in November 2013!
I will edit and upload to my Facebook page one Image a day. This can be from previous work I have shot (since I have a HUGE backlog of art waiting for post production editing), from a photo-walk or from a Photo shoot.
In addition to the once a day image I want to do 2 photo-shoots or photo-walks MINIMUM a month!
Once a week I will post a recap of the images I have edited in a blog post and I also intend to post blogs about my various shoots and photo-walks
The aim of this project is to keep my creativity up, to help fight the “writers” block I am constantly plagued with and to dive into the folders and folders of pictures that are in need of editing before I post them.
since I thought of this plan I have been feeling eager to start – I can’t wait to set up my new office once the renovations are done!
Below are some pictures from a recent Camping trip at Lac Vert Quebec – I have yet to edit the other half of my pictures 😛
The Moon Rise
Lac Vert Quebec
Best Friends at Sunset