Getting back on track with this fun photography experiment aptly called the photo exchange. Read more about the exchange here see the first exchange here. I’m teaming up with photographers from around the world to exchange images to edit. We swap photos, edit them and then show the before and afters on our blogs. It’s pretty eye opening at times to see what others will create with your image. They may take it in a completely different direction than you had envisioned. Editing styles vary widely from artist to artist and I not only do I love to see SOOC images (straight out of camera… for all you non-photograpy minded readers), before and afters, but new and differing styles.
This time I took part in the exchange with Alexandra from Alex Beadon Photography located in the Surrey / London / Worcestershire, England area. Be sure to check out her site and see all the wonderful sites she visits and the interesting and artistic images she takes of the most beautifully random things. Her creative eye is quite inspiring. She is one of those photographers that just “sees” things in the everyday. These exchanges are so much fun, here’s what we came up with:
My edit of her image:
Alex’s edit of my image:
If you are interesting in taking part in the photo exchange, please leave a comment below and I will contact you. I will be setting up exchanges with various photographers (so the exchange will not always be with me). Rules are as follows:
• If the exchange takes place between two different photographers, not including myself, you are required to submit your blog images to me to post here on my blog. Essentially, it will be a great way to get featured through my site.
• You must post the before and afters on your blog.
• You must properly credit the other photographer and are required to link to the other photographer’s site.
• You are not permitted to sell the other photographer’s edited image without prior written consent.
• Try to keep your SOOC and edited images to around 5-6 MB for easy emailing.
That’s it! Fun, different, inspiring. The goal is to broaden our horizons as artist and network with others that we might not normally have the opportunity to chat with. Don’t stress if you are not a world-class photographer and your editing style is still developing. We all started somewhere and in reality, we are all continually developing and evolving as artists. Join the exchange and see how inspiring it really is!