When I first started really learning how to shoot with my camera, I loved what is called flat light. This is the light on a cloudy day or that you find just at the edge of the shade, beautiful diffuse light that is easy to expose for. If you are trying to learn manual mode on your camera, flat light is your best friend, but it can also be completely boring.
As I’ve grown more confident with my camera, I almost dread those cloudy days that used to make me so happy. Once you start looking for interesting light, you will see that you can find it everywhere! Especially in these winter months, don’t be afraid to look for interesting types of light inside as well.
Have you ever bought a scrapbooking kit you just adored only to realize that none of your photos really match the colors? Or maybe you have a photo that would go wonderfully with the theme of a kit, but the colors are totally wrong. Or maybe you’re like me and you just adore the timeless look of black and white photos. Whatever the reason, today I am going to show you how to take a color photo and take it from color to a stunning black and white using the free plugin Silver Efex Pro.
There are so many reasons I love digital scrapbooking over paper scrapbooking: it’s affordable, there’s no clean-up and, of course, I can hit CMD + Z whenever I don’t like something! But I have always loved the look of paper pages. I just love the texture and layers and it is a style I love to emulate on my digital pages, but with way less cleanup. And that usually means spending a ton of time getting realistic drop shadows, but an update to Photoshop has made realistic drop shadowing so much easier.