Weekly Prompts Photo Challenge – Edit

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Weekly Photo Prompt – Edit

Photo Challenge Edit

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Here’s what Sue has asked us for this week’s prompt:

Do you edit your photographs before inserting into your blog posts?

How often do you pre-edit and by that I mean do you take notice of everything in the background before you take your photo; do you stage manage your shots or is the stack of dirty dishes in the background still there when you finally showcase the picture to the world?

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My answer to this is yes, I do some editing on my photos. I only have my phone as a camera, and am usually in a hurry to snap a shot. So, when I go back to look at them, I have to make a few changes.

I’ll crop out any background miscellaneous that isn’t in my main idea.

I’ll enlarge the main part of the photo I want to show.

I’ll try what filters I have on my phone to see which looks brighter. Sometimes the original is shaded, or muddy looking, so it helps to use a different one.

Sometimes I’ll rotate the photo, to get a better angle.

I’ve never gotten any special apps for photo editing, and should look into doing that someday.

And yes, I do sometimes stage my photos, by setting what I want to take a picture of in a neutral place, using a towel, or some paper behind the object. Then It’s either just the one thing, or a grouping of relevant things to make an interesting photo.

These next ones are a couple I set up.

A green pear and a red pear sitting on a white towel in the first photo.

The second one  I set up on my old school desk, with colorful paper (orange & green stripes) for the toy fuzzy chickens to stand on. For the background it was a piece of paper that looks like pink and blue tie dye. The words peace – love are stick on foam letters in red, green, yellow, orange, and purple.

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Here’s some  photos in the original, and then the edited ones:

I wanted to showcase the yellow car for a color challenge, and didn’t need the whole line of cars in the parking lot, or the bushes in the foreground. I’d taken this one at a little distance, so the edit helped, I think.

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This one I wanted to feature the door with many paned glass windows. I zoomed the photo in to make it larger, and also to cut out the green lawn and house roof, and most of the bush next to the door. I also lightened it up a bit to show the white curtains.

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Thanks for visiting! Peace ☮️

© 2019 BS

6 responses »

  1. I do like your edits and I’m impressed at the effort you went to when you staged managed a couple.
    What would we do without our trusty phones at the ready! Thank you for joining us with this challenge 🙂

    • Thanks, Sue!
      It’s fun to try different ways to do the photos. That last set up with the chickens is what I do for the month long A to Z challenge. Every day I do a different one. It’s fun.
      Thanks for the interesting prompt! I enjoyed it a lot. 🙂

  2. I pretty much to the same things. I’ve ditched my expensive Digital SLR and now use my iPhone 8 plus for all my photos. Makes it much more enjoyable on international trips. I do use a photo app called “Camera Pro”.

    • Thanks, Danny!
      My regular little point & shoot digital camera quit working, so my phone does pretty good for my amateur photos. It’s also easy to carry around. If I was super into great photography, I would like a fancy camera, though.
      Thanks for the Camera Pro suggestion, and I’ll check it out. 🙂

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