Soooo, I have a good camera ( Canon Rebel), good software (Adobe Photoshop Elements), a good baby (well, the BEST baby) and beautiful scenery all around. All of this adds up to great pictures right?? If only it were that easy.
I'm sure I should be using different settings on my camera. Photoshop is going to take me ages to use up to it's potential. But at least I have a growing appreciation for the work that my sisters do (Emily works for Sara).
First step, I took some pictures. Baron was extremely cooperative. I tried to get Chester in a few shots but he was not cooperating so I put some bbq sauce on Baron's shoulder. Yes, you read that correctly. I put BBQ sauce on my infant's shoulder to entice my huge beast of a dog to show some interest in him. I got his attention but not a shot. All I get is his back end towards the camera while he sniffs Baron. He is too well behaved to lick him, which I thought would have been cute, but not well enough behaved to sit where I want him to for a picture. Fine, Chester's off the hook. Let's go outside. I prop Baron up against my fence and start clicking. Slowly he begins to lean, lean and fall. Oh gross! I realize amongst the leaves Chester has left us a "present" and Baron nearly face planted right into it. Now that would have been a portrait we'd remember. Alright, we're done. Time to edit.
After uploading my pictures I attempt to "photoshop" them. I only got this program a week ago so it's brand new to me. Ugh. I have my laptop on the arm of my couch so I can "play" while nursing. After hours of editing and control z-ing here's a few ones worth keeping. I put the before and after photoshop for your amusement. I think some of the before's are better than the afters. Oh well. He's perfect, even if the photography isn't.