Just fooling around tonight with some new Photoshop plays. Life has been so busy lately that I haven’t had time to just sit and experiment with my processing. Breaking out of predictable molds and letting new concepts unfold always make me happy. Plus, in the process, I learned two new Photoshop shortcuts and tricks that are so cool and time saving and probably things I should have already known. There are a few plans up my sleeve for some winter projects that include Photoshop actions and a texture set that I’ve been working on for a while now. There’s a lot of decent textures out there, but most are too low resolution for high res images. More on that at a later date.
You may remember back to the photo exchange that Andrea and I did a month or so ago. I’ve been thinking about this for a while and I think it would be a fun addition to the blog as a reoccurring weekly or biweekly installment. Just putting feelers out there to see if there’s any interest in participating. If there are enough photographers interested, I’m considering being a facilitator of sorts to create the exchange, connect photographers and help promote a supportive network in our online photographic community. It’s quite interesting to see how someone else envisions and manipulates your photo. Plus, there’s a lot to learn from one another through a process like this. Photographers who normally take a highly manipulated approach to editing might find it refreshing to see how another photographer with a clean, simple style would approach their image and vice versa. So let me know your thoughts. Drop me a comment if you are interested or have any suggestions on how the process should run.
The next few days will be prep days for a weekend jam packed with sessions. The ever elusive sunshine should be returning, yet it’s looking as though this unexpected autumn snowstorm we had might have robbed us of our vibrant foliage we had been so looking forward to. It appears that the snow has pretty much drenched the leaves, causing them to go from beautiful greens and yellows to slimy, decaying brown piles of yuck on the ground. I’ll be crossing my fingers in hopes of finding any patches of colorful beauty left to photograph.