Catching Up

So I finally went around and checked out other people’s work (clicked the Reader button for the first time in an eternity) and it’s all very inspiring. I am simultaneously wanting to quit for good because there are much better photographers out there and motivated to try a lot harder to improve my skill with the camera.

I’m probably never going to get caught up on everything from the last time I checked buuuut I’ll try and stay on top of it in the future. And again, thanks to anyone who’s stopped in and liked my work as well.

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Happy Beltane

…well, whenever the sun sets tonight wherever you are to whenever it sets on May 1st. Here’s your informative Wikipedia link: Beltane.

I was gonna take the week off of touching old photos and Photoshop but just because it’s Beltane/May Day here’s a summer nature photo from like 2010 or something insane like that. I still can’t believe I survived the 2012 apocalypse.

It’s kinda heavily touched up but whatever. Enjoy it, I may not bombard your inboxes for a little while because like, I need a break from postprocessing and sorting.

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Maymont Shot (Before and After Photoshop)

Another Maymont shot. This one was really over-exposed initially. Kinda shows how powerful the Camera RAW editor is and how much data gets stored in those .NEF (or whatever your file format is) files. but it’s really better to get a good exposure first. Except that I find post-processing really fun and challenging so I don’t mind being semi lazy. Either way it’s a good shot, except up in the trees above the waterfall where it’s washed out and the blue sky’s acting funny.

Still working on the portfolios, but they’ll be up sometime soon.

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Blossom (and an update)

Basically I just finished renaming the photos that I think are worthwhile in my archive (all 831 of them). So I can go back out with the camera without feeling (as) guilty about workflow habits. I’m actually in a place where I’ve got an organizational system assembling itself.

In terms of further organization, etc., I’m going to create galleries and portfolios from that set. 831 sounds like a lot to go through but it’s not whatever I had before (try 15-20,000 shots total). Plus of those 831 I don’t think all of them are going to make the second cut, but we’ll see what happens. I’ve got to go ahead and retouch them all up, and some of them I’m sure I won’t even bother with after looking at them.

So there’s steady progress towards things I’ve been putting off for ages finally. And I’ll be going out with the camera again to get more shots. Okay, that’s it for now.

 

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