6 Ways to Have Photo Editing Fun With This Grandma’s Easy To Use Digital Camera and Picnik!

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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:

Gorgeous orange rose for Sweet Shot Tuesday - for all my senior gardening enthusiasts like my sweet mom - shot with an easy to use Canon Powershot digital camera

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.

Gorgeous orange rose for Sweet Shot Tuesday - for all my senior gardening enthusiasts like my sweet mom  - shot with my easy to use digital camera and tidied up a bit with Picnik

 

Wooo – isn't this cool! This was the gritty tool, giving it a bit of a metallic look, do you think?

Gritty applied to this photo from my easy to use digital camera makes it look almost metallic

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. πŸ™‚

Hmmm - for those who like black and white photos with their easy to use digital camera - this tool works quite interestingly

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.

Wow - this does not look like any kind of senior gardening project - more like a grandkid scifi adventure - using infrared

The sepia tool gives it a lovely vintage look – like it came from my senior mom's wedding photos over 50 years ago!

The same orange rose now looks like it is from my senior moms gardening scrapbook from back in the 30s using the sepia tool in Picnik

And, last but not least, isn't this pretty? It's from the Matte tool.

I like this matte tool in picnik - now it looks like my senior mom was gardening then picking the flower for her 50 year anniversary

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! πŸ™‚ For more fun photos and great photo tips, be sure to visit My3Boybarians for Sweet Shot Tuesday. And don't forget…

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