...you guys are trying to make me feel awesome or something, because I've been getting an increased number of emails containing photography and/or Photoshop questions. I know I've been blogging MUCH less in the past year, but I want you to know I'm still here. I have some new followers that might not know me as well as the 'old timers,' so I want you to know that I'm an accessible, friendly soul - ha! and will answer any photography or editing questions any time. :-)
If you want to know how I do my clean edits for example, don't hesitate to ask. Recently I've gotten several emails about my hazy black and white edits. If you want to know how to do them, really... just ask me. If you like a specific photo in a specific post and wonder how I edited it, yep... you guessed it! Ask away. Say "hey, I like that 3rd photo in such-and-so post. How did you process that?" Disclaimer: I might not always remember, but I will give it my best guess.
I've never done a photography Q&A post because I can't imagine that I'd have any info that you don't already know or can't find online. I'm certainly not advanced at either photography or Photoshop, but I'm always willing to share what I know.
Take this pear pic for example. Want to know how I did it?
1. Get an iPad (or laptop, etc). Turn up the brightness. (You're in a completely dark room).
2. Set a pear on the table and shine the iPad light on the pear.
3. If the pear wobbles, cut a little slice off the bottom so it sits flat. (Genius I know. Thank you Rachel Ray).
ss 1/10 (with tripod)
Optional: if you don't like the dark side of the pear, you can use a reflector, white paper, tinfoil...whatever is handy. I tried a reflector but liked it better this way.
I was planning to use the pear photo for a different post and didn't think about listing my settings. I retrieved the above settings from Lightroom, but I don't know how to tell if I used evaluative or spot metering. I know I tried both, but I can't remember which one worked better (and I don't know how to find that information). If you are one of those techies that can pull exif data off my photos, feel free to post your findings in the comment section. And also tell me how you did it! :-)
If you have a question, feel free to leave it in the comment section and I'll email you back. This isn't a Q&A like "what's your middle name" or "what's your favorite brand of jeans"? (middle name: Allison, jeans: Rock Revival). ;-) It's just a photography/Photoshop Q&A. I promise I'm not that interesting anyway, but if you want the 411 just visit my About Me page.
IMPORTANT!!!!! If you leave a question but do not receive an answer, it means your email is not linked to your blog name. I will not ignore you! :-) If I don't respond to you, it means I can't find your email address. PLEASE check back in the comment section and I will answer you there.
If no one has a question, I won't feel bad... promise! Just know that my door is open and the offer always stands. If you have questions, I'm happy to help! :-) Have a wonderful week! xo