Sunday, July 3, 2011

Photo Challenge Day 1-3

I decided to take part in a July photo challenge! It's a super fun way to challenge yourself to take pictures of things you normally wouldn't. I also like the idea of snapping a photo a day. Feel free to link up and join me! Even if you use a point and shoot or your cell phone...it's a fun way to get your creative juices flowing. :)


Here is the full list.



Day 1: Self-portrait. This is quite the challenging when you only have a 50mm fixed lens (which means it does not zoom out at all) Thanks goodness I have long arms. This is what I came up with. Same picture..two different edits.

This one has the more organic look that I generally like.




This one is a bit more funky and lots more edited.



Day 2: What you wore today. I never knew how awkward it was to have a picture taken of your whole outfit. Thanks mom for taking my picture. :)


And just in case you're at all interested..
Outfit sources from this picture..
jeans: Banana Republic (found on sale last year for $25!!!)
Cardigan: J.Crew.
white t-shirt: Target
necklace: J. Crew outlet
flip-flops: Tory Burch (a birthday present..I wear these almost every day...so comfy) Found at Saks Fifth Avenue.
Purse: Marshall's
Sunglasses: Gap Kids!!! Yep..these were apparently supposed to be kid's sunglasses. I guess it pays to have an oddly small head. They were $8!

Day 3: Clouds

Thanks goodness we are currently up in the mountains in Colorado. The clouds are just beautiful up here!!!



Hope you're all having a wonderful holiday weekend!! I'll be back soon with more photo challenge pictures as well as pictures from our time in Colorado!!

Happy Fourth of July!
xo

3 comments:

Casaundra July 12, 2011 at 3:45 PM  

Hey Erin....what filter settings do you use on your photos when you are editing them....they always look so great! I know you said you are using Photoshop Elements..

Erin July 21, 2011 at 11:27 AM  

Hi Casaundra! Thanks so much! Sorry for the delayed response..I just now saw that I had a comment. I forget to check sometimes. :)

I primarily use actions because I am super lazy and because editing can be so time consuming. I LOVE the action sets from florabella and use them a lot. You can view/buy them at florabellacollections.com. After you buy them you load them into whatever editing software you use..in my case..photoshop elements. I have also googled "free actions" and have found a few freebies too. Hope that helps! We should take a photog class together. I still haven't taken one! xo

Casaundra July 23, 2011 at 4:03 PM  

Thanks Erin! I will check it out. I would love to take a photog class...let me know if you hear of any!

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