Thursday, July 8, 2010

before {and} after

I have been so crazy busy! But I am so in love with my photography class. It is so much fun participating in the process of improving your photography. The particpants are AWESOME! There has been such a positive and supportive attitude. I'm loving it! Plus I am learning so much about the teaching & hosting process along the way :)
For the first assignement this week I did a really simple quick photo-shoot with an apple. I posted them sooc for the assignment, but I knew as soon as I uploaded them that this is what I would be doing for today's before and after (hosted by the super-awesome Monica at Pixel Perfect)


before


after - the texture is from Paint the Moon

I also wanted to share this fun shot that I took for one of the tutorials I wrote this week:

set up - taken with my cell phone camera


capture

Happy Thursday!!

Here is a wonderful post that one of my students wrote about my class!

14 comments:

  1. Hmm, where have I see these before? Love the edit of the apple!

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  2. Well you know I love the texture on the apple...but I LOVE TEXTURE (hmm...haven't used it much in a while). Also, thanks for the pull out on your care bear shot. I've been having mini shoots around my house this week for various challenges and I think it's fun to see others' set ups. I'm looking forward to seeing what your class has been up to this week. I'll also be curious about the class experience from a teaching perspective. Not sure that I'd ever lead a class, but I'm curious.

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  3. I love that care bear shot at the end, so cute!

    I love the added texture! I think I would have used a layer mask to get rid of some of the texture around the core and stem though. That area looks too washed out to me.

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  4. I love how you turn a mundane picture into a work of art! So great!

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  5. love the care bear! ;) and what a great shot for "just an apple". excellent edit!

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  6. So glad to hear that you class is going well! I like your use of texture.

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  7. Love the apple! Amazing how the edit changed the whole feel of the picture.

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  8. I agree with Lynda that she saved the best for last in her list. I hesitated over whether or not to take your class -- I was drawn to it because it was inexpensive, but then I wondered what would I really get for only $2o. And then this was your first time doing such a class so I had nothing to go on as to what it would be like. I had also just bought some photography books and figured I could learn the same things from them so maybe I shouldn't spend anymore money right now. In the end my decision was made based on the fact that it was being done in a group and I need interaction with other people -- I do learn a lot from reading, but there is just something about interacting with others as they are learning the same things that has a real benefit. On the very first day I was glad for my decision -- the lesson sounded simple enough, but was actually a challenge for me to accomplish and I learned a lot from it. I really did not understand the whole idea of light which is really so very basic to photography. Thank you for putting me on the right path to learning more about light. Then the assignment to gather pictures that inspire me -- I really had my doubts that I could do that -- I wasn't sure what I was inspired by, but as I worked on it I was amazed at what I learned about myself (I will be posting about all that on my blog soon). This is a VERY long comment and you may not want to post it -- which is o.k. -- but I wanted you to know my thoughts about your class. I am very happy that I signed up and would highly recommend it. I do think that once you have done a couple of them that you will be able to charge a bit more -- you can include the reviews of those that have taken the class -- although I hope that you can still keep the price low enough for the average everyday beginner to afford. Thank you for taking the risk of teaching this class -- you are doing a great job and I am sure with experience you will get even better. Please feel free to edit this for length if you feel it is too long. Blessings : )

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  9. I love the texture on the apple shot! Very cool :)

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  10. I love Betty Ann's comment. How sweet. :)

    I'd suggest taking a survey at the end of each class asking them something like how much would they be willing to spend on an equal caliber class in the future and then give price range options. I agree keeping it low, while still fairly compensating you for the effort you put into the class is a good idea!

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  11. Beautiful - although I have to admit I have a fondness for the sooc image

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  12. The linen texture is very cool. I am still looking for the perfect linen-like texture...this might be the one!

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  13. Beautiful! It's like a painting!

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