It's back to sharing fun photos on Sweet Shot Tuesday and this time I thought I'd also share some fun photo experimentation with you. I have been in "photo heaven" since I got my easy to use Canon Powershot a1100is digital camera! This small, sleek, silver camera is my "super-camera." It looks so simple (which it is) BUT it takes such great photos even a not-great photographer like me looks pretty good! That makes it wonderful for all those photo activities for grandparents and their grandchildren that we so enjoy. Perfect for saving your special family memories!!!
This week, though, I did not have it available so a dear friend loaned me her Canon Powershot sd1100 is elph digital camera and I was delighted to find it was so similar to my own camera it, too, was quite easy to use. In fact it came in quite handy for sweet senior gardening photos like this one to share with YOU and with my sweet mom:
Not bad! But sometimes it's fun to "gussy" a photo up. I've tried several software options, but the one I like best, that I keep going back to, is Picnik .com and their great photo editing tools for our pictures. It's great, it's easy, it's free for bare bones basics, and it's cheap for the yearly premium upgrade, which I have. Here are some examples of what I've recently discovered I can do:
This is a pretty simple fix – I just cropped it to remove most of the car and dead buds, and used the automatic lighting choice to make it stand out a bit more.
Wooo – isn't this cool! This was the gritty tool, giving it a bit of a metallic look, do you think?
The black and white tool is great for all those who want an old-fashioned look to their pix! I know that's popular with a lot of grand children's photographers. 🙂
Wow – this does not look like any kind of senior gardening project – more like grandkid scifi adventure activities for grandparents and their grandchildren! This was the infrared tool.
The sepia tool gives it a lovely vintage look – like it came from my senior mom's wedding photos over 50 years ago!
And, last but not least, isn't this pretty? It's from the Matte tool.
So, which of these fun photo tools did you like the most? Which would work best for senior gardening pictures and which for fun activities for grandparents and their grandchildren? I'd love to know what YOU think! 🙂 For more fun photos and great photo tips, be sure to visit My3Boybarians for Sweet Shot Tuesday. And don't forget…