Follow:
    Editing Tips, Photography

    How to edit beach sunsets

    How to edit beach sunsets in photoshop

    The editing process is where my beach sunset portraits become my art canvas, and the pictures become my masterpiece. Ok, maybe that was a little cheesy, but you get the point…

    Once you get to the editing stage, it’s all about the interpretation. There is no right or wrong way to edit, just like there is no right or wrong way to paint a picture. But when I edit sunsets specifically, I try to brighten up the subject, darken the background, and enhance the color. In this post, I’m sharing exactly how I do that!

    I’m pretty quick at my usual process, but sunset photos definitely take me a while to edit. It’s something I enjoy, so I really never mind it.

    Make sure to check out my other posts for better beach sunset portraits:

    Part 1: Capturing the photo. Composition tricks for better sunset portraits on the beach! (These tips are for both DSLR and phone users alike!)

    Part 2: Manual tricks for better beach sunset portraits. (For DSLR users)

    Part 3: How to edit beach sunset portraits. (Why you’re here!)

    For editing, I use photoshop. I used to use photoshop elements and I had similar steps within that program, so this process can definitely be adjusted and I will note what I can remember. However, this post will be very specific toward Photoshop.

    Continue reading

    Life lately...

    A Weekend Guide to Gluten Free Nashville

    A weekend guide to Gluten Free Nashville

    Oh Nashville, you stole my heart! I traveled to Nashville the other weekend and had one of the best times! What a great city! It’s full of fun spots and we tried to experience a little bit of everything. This is a little off topic for my blog, but I put so much research into places to see in Nashville (and I’m gluten free, so they had to be gluten friendly!), loved every place I experienced, and still have more on my list for my next trip one day, that I thought I’d share it here! Continue reading

    Photography, Photography Tips

    Manual tricks for better beach sunset portraits

    Manual tricks for better beach sunset portraits on your dslr

    ISO: 200,  f2.8, 1/400

    Welcome to part 2 for improving your beach sunset portraits! In case you missed the memo, I’m sharing my beach sunset tips in a three part series!

    Make sure to check out my other posts for better beach sunset portraits:

    Part 1: Capturing the photo. Composition tricks for better sunset portraits on the beach! (These tips are for both DSLR and phone users alike!)

    Part 2: Manual tricks for better beach sunset portraits. (That’s why your here!)

    Part 3: How to edit beach sunset portraits. (Coming soon!) Continue reading

    Motherhood, Parenting

    How to ease the co-sleeping to crib-sleeping transition

    Co-sleeping to crib-sleeping: 5 musts to ease the transition for both the parents and the baby!

    Betty has been a very easy going, laid back baby. I never considered Anabelle to be a difficult baby. She cried, she fussed, she nursed a lot when teething, but she smiled, played independently, and learned quickly! However, compared to Betty, she was rough…

    Betty was a very happy and smily baby who popped teeth out like a champ, and barely ever cried. But she’s so laid back and I’ve been so busy keeping up with Anabelle, who’s now a full blown toddler, that Betty’s been a little late to hit a few milestones such as walking, climbing up the stairs (so not complaining about that one…) and sleeping in her own bed. Continue reading