Admitting that good photography is more about Editing

Let’s face it… we’ve all seen those super epic photos portraits done by “professional” photographers, and thought to ourselves “how are they so good at taking photos?”.

The truth is, it’s less about the photo and more about the editing. The better you are at an editing software like photoshop, the better of a “photographer” you will be. Personally, that makes no sense to me at all. But in any case, here is an example of what I mean. On the right are the raw photos that I took with an older logo. And on the right are some edits I made in photoshop along with the newer logo.

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They’re not slam-bam-thank-you-mam, by any means. But I think you get the point. I am a lot happier with how they look after having tweaked them a little in photoshop.

Photo shoot on the run… to the grocery.

I recently posted about the silly photoshoot of hardcore bands. And, how almost all of them tend to do the same old cliché things, like… the alley, the tall grass, or the rooftop. With that, I did a quick little dumbed down photoshoot on my way to the grocery store today and managed to knock out two of the overdone shots. One of them was the tall grass. And the other, the rooftop. The only other one that I have left to do would be the alley. If and when I find the time I will probably make that happen as well, just for giggles.

So, here are the photos.

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This slap stick photo shoot was off the cuff. Like, literally. I was on my way to HEB to get some stuff for the following work week and decided to get me some deathcore band pics done on the fly. I knew just the place to stop on the way to the store. So, I did just that. It wasn’t easy either. Since no one was with me I had to set up the camera just right… set the timer and run out with enough time to make sure I was in frame and pose. You know the pose. The one that says, “I’m ready for a fight. But, not really because I just want to play music”. That pose.

So yeah, it was fun slapping these together.

If I come across a decent alley in the area I’ll likely do that shot as well.

Oh, and if you didn’t notice, visit the site on a computer. I revamped the layout to fit one of the photos.

A few bird nests attached to my house

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On my front porch and back porch there are bird’s nests. Every year there are at least two different litters that nets in each one. It is really cool to watch these guys grown up and take off. After they hatch they grown up rather fast before taking off on their first flight.

Photography is one of my hobbies

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I have the Nikon P900. I enjoy taking pictures from time to time. I got this beast of a camera a while back because it zooms like a boss. Most of the photos I have taken so far have either been during family outings (some photos of which have made it onto the walls of our home). While other photos have been just landscape based pictures I have taken while pretending to be an artistic photographer (which I am not).

I have decided that I am going to start posting some of my photos here on the site from time to time.