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Friday, March 27, 2009

POTD at Shutterbugs

Here's a fun one for me. It's not that usual that I get a POTD of my own kids! Part of it is that I don't do "real" sessions for my kids like I should. But, on Tuesday, I got a whim to buy some fish for them. It was spring break. It was yucky outside. And we needed something to do. So, here's the shot. And it's a Photo of the Day today at shutterbugs.biz.


Stephanie Christine said...

Just wanted to say that I think all of you ladies are extremely talented! I've been following you for a while and I wish I could go on some of those amazing trips you all do together!! Maybe some day I'll be as talented! So I love all of your photos! My questions.. for example this photo.... are you using Photoshop to do the white backgrounds? I use another editor... but if I try and do the background different.. the inital picture (ie. subject) seems choppy around the edges. (from where I outlined it) I do have photoshop... however I am overwhelmed by it.. so I stuck with my good old Microsoft digital imaging. I need to get on the ball... just don't have the time and teacher! Thanks ladies!

Julie M said...

Hi Stephanie, thanks so much for your kind words about us. It's great to hear from you, so thanks for asking a question!

I use white vinyl for my white background, but you could get the same effect from white seamless paper. I light the background so it's over-exposed, so it photographs as true white. All of my white background work is done in camera. Meaning, I don't copy and paste subjects onto another background in Photoshop. However, I do need to clean it up a little bit sometimes (along the floor), and I use photoshop to do that.

Good luck to you in learning Photoshop. Scott Kelby writes great Photoshop books that make it easy to learn. It's a powerful program and well worth learning. Good luck!

Hayley said...

Just wanted to say Hi Stephanie and thanks for stopping in and leaving a comment :) It's nice to meet you :)

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