I love taking pictures! I bring my camera everywhere. Two years ago today I got married to my wonderful husband. Well I had everyone take pictures of the wedding so I would have a ton to play with. So my wedding album is full of beautiful pictures that some where actually not that beautiful in the beginning. I messed around with them and did a ton of different things. One thing I did was change the color on some of them. Making them black and white, sepia or even some crazy colors. I loved using that on my pictures. There was also a negative one that looked great. Another great idea that I used was the softening technique. It made all my pictures look very “wedding” like because we where in a church and all the lights “glowed” with this technique. Then you could do the sepia and soften that and that would look very old-looking but great. One thing that was crazy about my wedding is that for some reason we had no pictures of just the two of us posing so I had to go through all my hundreds of pictures and actually crop everyone out of some of them because I just wanted one of us. I love using the crop feature. I think everyone has cropped a picture. It’s just so easy and I so needed that for my wedding photos. Another tip is using the flip feature where you can flip your picture. Thats a great one too. I’ve flip a couple just to see how it looks and they looked way better when I did that. Also when pictures are to dark you can lighten them up. There was one of my sister and dad at the wedding and it was a great picture but was way to dark. The flash didn’t work on it so I went into my photo shop and edited it and lighten it up and it turned out to be a wonderful picture. Another fun tip is boarders. Some times they look cheesy but some you can use look great. A nice plain black border looks good if you scrapbook with it. Or for the kids there are some fun holiday or colored boarders you can use. I love to scrapbook with my digital photos. Its a lot of fun to edit them and crop them on the computer, print them out and go scrapbook with them . It makes wonderful gifts and memories for your loved ones. Like I said I take my camera everywhere and love taking pictures of everything. I always keep a new memory card with my camera just in case I run out of room on my old one. I’ve done that and it’s not that fun. I hope you enjoyed my tips!
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