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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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