New Start

March 25, 2014  •  2 Comments

Thank you so much for stopping by! I will be updating this blog with the projects I am working on. Right now my biggest project has been this new website. I am still working on getting the content in and updated, so please bear with me as I tweak it to the final product. 

 

One of the first changes that I am really happy with is that if you go to the pictures (ie click here: http://www.heathercarrollphotos.com/p698877043/h34f8b315#h2afe34a7) you can hover over the upper right hand corner where you see the little floating 'i' and you can see the information regarding that specific photo. That took a bit of experimenting to figure out! Another new change is the additional of Photo 'Collections'. This is how you can group photos with similar subjects all in the same place. I will be using this a lot more in the future, and I think it should make navigating the site a lot easier!

 

The second project I am working on is is playing with Lightroom to improve photos (without making them look overly manipulated). I am still very new, and watching tons of videos to help improve. Please, any feedback is welcome! I enabled comments for all my photos so feel free to leave me a message and let me know. 

 

One of the first photos I retouched was this one:

Road HomeRoad Home

I used to rely on Picasa (http://picasa.google.com/) for my photo editing when needed and I thought some of the photos came out pretty good. Some of them did not turn out as well, but I was unable to improve upon it with the tools I had. For instance, this one in particular came out too dark in the mountains while washing out the nice cloudy sky. I went back in to the original file and tried it again with Lightroom and this was the result:

Road HomeRoad Home

I thought this was a better crop and edit for the photo. I loved the shadows you can see in the mountains without losing the details. This was taken with my current camera (Canon 60D) but in jpg, not raw. It still gave me some great options for bringing out the colors. What do you think of the orginial vs the new edit? 

 

Thanks for stopping by, and I hope to have more up in the near future!

~Heather


Comments

Heather Carroll
Thanks! I thought it was a definite improvement. :)
Grandma(non-registered)
I really like the improved edition. The definition is so much clearer. I am so happy you are exploring all the possibilities of that great camera.
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