Friday, October 24, 2008

Color or De-Saturation? FX4!!!

***Join in this weeks fun over at Candid Carrie's...you might have to push and shove because people are rowdy over there and SOME people butt in line to get a better spot in the LINKY line up...but it's lots of fun!!! It's like fighting for your FAVORITE TOY on the day after Thanksgiving sales!!!

When I first got into taking pictures I went through this phase where I de-saturated everything...like out of an old polaroid picture...(I'm totally singing, "Shake it like a polaroid picture" because I just typed that...remember, I have that annoying habit, you're lucky you are not around to hear it, it would be stuck in your head all day!!! *cue wicked laugh now*)

For example...


This...(I can't get over my bangs here...what the blunt cut?)


And this...(Does it look like my daughter has an extremely LONG tongue to you? Maybe I should try to steer her life closer to the ROCK Band sort of thing?)

Now I'm extremely into color...the brighter and more POP the better when I edit!!!


See this...I love the dark that contrasts with the bright green of the trees and red of the bridge!


And this...(I know, I know, sweetheart...what we adults make you do to get a good pic!)

It's weird how my fancy and style keep changing...but yet, I still love de-saturated once in a while!!!

On my quest to become ever better at this LOVE I have of photography I ask you...What are you? Color? De-Saturated? Black and White? Sepia? No editing whatsoever pleases you better?

I want to know...so if you have time...can you tell me?

Love,

Shelle

31 comments:

Kristina P. said...

I really like black and white, or really strong, saturated color. I'm not a fan of sepia, at all.

Mal's Randumb Thoughts said...

I love COLOR, but a good contrasting Black and White can do no harm either!

P.S. I'm going to get a big-kid camera...what would be your recomendation?

Jessica said...

I really love the look of good black and white, but I am not very confident in my skills. I need to practice that, but I think this ties into my whole "need to practice Photoshop more" problem.

Right now I am in LOVE with photos that really pop!. Vivid blues, striking reds, dynamic oranges. I have this mission to try to take photos that pop! pop! pop!. I'm still learning how to do that and what colors/patterns work together but I think that is part of developing my skills in this art form.

Jessica
www.momshots.com

Tiff said...

I like the first one the most, is that desaturation??

Barbaloot said...

I'm not smart enough to have an opinion. I like whatever will make me pretty enough that the boys want to call me and buy me dinner.

Matt's Miscellany said...

I'm now prohibited from using photoshop on our pictures because I was making everything grainy or adding the mosaic tile filter.

It got bad. Finally, the wife stepped in and limited me my use to crop function.

Those little filters can be addicting!

Scary Mommy said...

Oh, you are REALLY good! I, for one, loves color that really pops!

Erica said...

I used to be a black and white fan. Now i'm also totally into color. The more pop the better. I just took these pics of a couple with a red barn behind them and I love how it turned out.

Amanda said...

Shake it, shake it, shake it
What's colder than cold?

I didn't even need to hear it. Thanks.

The Crash Test Dummy said...

I LOVE DESAT! Love that first picture of you with the blue eye. I did a freaky one of me like that. I'll have to dig it up and send it to you.

Thanks for getting on my FACEBOOK. I got on yours too. You are so lovely. For my twin, you sure dominate on good hair, eye lash and Hahem, other body part genes!

This Mom said...

Your Photos ROCK. I think it depends on the picture as to how I like it. Some look better black and white others look great in color.

By the way Jilli has a "Lizard" tongue too.

Shannon said...

I guess it depends on the photo (yours are AWESOME, btw!)... some pics look great in b&w and some with vibrant colors.

I'd really like to take a photography class... maybe one day!

BoufMom9 said...

I LOVE taking photos and it really depends on the pic to me as to what I do with it. I just LOVE using b&w, sometimes colorizing a tiny bit....
BTW All of your photos are GORGEOUS!!!

Alyson (New England Living) said...

I love rocking the color. It's such a fresh, creative look.

By the way, you're gorgeous!! Oh, and you're on facebook? I am too, let's be friends! :-)

Kritta22 said...

I haven't got into my editing yet but I'm thinkin I'm going to be bright colors kinda gal! But then again I love the black and white with a touch of color!

Teri said...

I have always loved B&W, but I also like to add more saturdation. Love that poppy stuff.

Sher said...

I'm not much of a photographer. But I'm really into cropping. I crop everything. And I just do the magic one touch touch up button on my Kodak editor that came with my camera.
I do love Black and White pictures though.

Natalie Sue said...

I love your pictures!
Right now I really love all the bright colors! I used to be a black and white fan, but not so much anymore. I love color...especially for families and kids. But for fancy things - like bridals, I LOVE de-saturation.

Marinka said...

Oh, you talented people with your fancy pictures. Yes, I am jealous and a tiny bit bitter.

Great pictures!

abritdifferent said...

I think for me it all depends on the subject matter, the composition, style and feel of the photograph. I don't think all effects work with every photograph and it's amazing to see how an image can be transformed into something beautiful, just by the tweak of a button

The Bayou Belles and Their Beau said...

I love all your pictures. I wish you lived closer so that you could take a family picture of the family for this year's Christmas photo. (sigh)

Angie's Spot said...

That pumpkin pic is awesome!

I'm an OOC shot gal (in color), but I love black & whites too. I got a couple of GREAT B&W's of my girls last week that I need to frame up soon.

binks said...

I LOVE that pumpkin with all the colors. FABULOUS.
And thank goodness I don't remember that polaroid song or you would be in big trouble.
Then you tease me with a story and don't deliver. *sigh* guess I'll have to be patient. *double sigh*.
;)

binks said...

BTW - jist wanted to let you know that I was not ignoring you. I've been reading my blogs on my phone and there is no way to comment. :O
Plus, I don't think it shows up on your stats.
Sorry.
You know I heart you!

georgie said...

I dont have a clue what POP or desaturated means BUT I do know those pix are freakin awesome!

so now that we are friends when can you come to Oklahoma and take some candid shots? well I can wait till Abby is a senior cuz I would LOVE for you to her Senior pix! so ya got 3 years to plan...mmmkay?

georgie said...

I dont have a clue what POP or desaturated means BUT I do know those pix are freakin awesome!

so now that we are friends when can you come to Oklahoma and take some candid shots? well I can wait till Abby is a senior cuz I would LOVE for you to her Senior pix! so ya got 3 years to plan...mmmkay?

CJ, the Purple Diva said...

editing photos, I do not do! Wouldn't begin to know the first thing about it! BUT, I do love it when someone else does it and then let's me look at the picture and decide which way it looks best....I can say I love me some black and white and some BRIGHT color! Love all of your pictures! I think it just depends on the picture and girl you got it going on!

Aubrey said...

I love how you make all the colors pop on your photos. I'm starting to get a little infatuated with that. But my fave is still the good ol' black & white.

Giggle! said...

OMG I totally sing everything that pops in my head too!

I love all your piccys! It's a good piccy that makes a good piccy... but effects really add to it and it all depends on the style of the photograph with what effect would work best with it.

You take STUNNING shots! xx

John Deere Mom said...

I play around with and love all types of pics. I think it depends on the shot for what kind of editing you do with it.
I only wish I had your camera and your skillz! The one with the cutie with the pumpkins is SO FREAKING cute! It could be the leg warmers though...I'm a sucker for leg warmers!

Marla said...

i love taking pictures... love it.. and i'd love to play around with them but i haven't figured out what the best software is for that... want to share?

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