Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Inspired by Photographers

I'm not a professional photographer, but I do like to take pictures! Every once and a while, I can think of a creative way to take a picture on my own, but most of the time I'm inspired by photographers on the internet, books and magazines. Whenever I see a photo that I like, I keep it. I like the everyday photos, but I really like photos that are interesting to look at even when you don't know the person.

These photographs are part of a book I'm working on about my baby's first year. The idea is to capture moments and details of her life in a more artistic sort of way. I've been taking photos of her clothes, her favorite toys, the nursery, special events and her of course! I've been posting my ideas for her book on my blog. See them here.

* inspired by Flora and Henri
When my photos need a little boost, I edit them. I know... I'm a cheater! Like I said, I'm not a pro. If you don't have Photoshop, there are some really great online photo editing sites. My favorite is Picnik. It's very simple to use and it can make any photo look great!

Here is a before...

and after...


kadeandmaddie said...

I love the book idea, your photography, and of course you! Thanks for inspiring me.

Karen C. said...

I've never used Picnik; I'll have to give it a try. Thanks for the heads up.

Anonymous said...

I absolutely love the picture of your daughter in the frame! I need to start saving pictures like you suggested... that is such a great idea! I am going to check out your blog next. Thanks for sharing!


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