So…a friend on Facebook posted an older picture of her mother. The photo had folds and some stains on it. I thought…hmm…maybe I can clean up the picture a little. Well…it looked 100% better. So…I thought hmm maybe I should take some of my old photos and clean them up. I'm pretty confident with minor restorations. I'm still working on the more complicated restorations (involving major stains and missing pieces).
This picture was taken in the late 30s early 40s. My grandmother Lillie Belle Graves is on the left and her sister Doris Mae Vincent is on the right.
Monday, May 26, 2014
I finally created a website to display my photos. I wasn't feeling good today and I was sitting around. Instead of watching movies all day, I chose to create a website. Previously, I would share all of my photos on my Facebook page. Well, unfortunately that only taps into my immediate friends. So, for "strangers" who aren't familiar with my "stuff" they can go there. This isn't a super fancy site, but it covers the basics.
So take a look at:
So take a look at:
Monday, May 19, 2014
Jolee has to be the prettiest baby I have seen in a while…She looks so peaceful in this picture, but she surely was not. I learned patience is the key in taking pictures of babies. She wouldn't go to sleep to take proper "sleepy" pictures. So, I improvised a little. In between cries, she would pause. I would snap my camera. It was nice holding her. She has a sweet family to love her and I can't wait to take more pictures of her.
Sunday, May 4, 2014
My location was packed with people and over 10 professional photographers...so space and time was limited. I noticed their shoes right off the gate. Kayla's accessories were phenomenal...I chose to place them side by side against a cool stone wall. I used a healing brush in Photoshop on her legs and then used the Gradient tool to make the picture black and white. I colored in the skin on her feet and legs and viola! I always pick one photo out of the bunch to use a touch of color effect in a black and white.
Tuesday, April 29, 2014
This picture was taken mid morning. The sun wasn't too harsh. I had my assistant (Fab Morgan) use the gold side of the reflector to add enough light to get rid of the shadows on the left side of her face (her left)…Adding the due date of the baby in the lower right side gave balance to this picture. She looked so relaxed and comfortable. I think it shows through this picture…What do you think?