Photogenic family member.
Two vintage suitcases.
The Mother Bribe:
"Please put a clip in your hair, let me take your picture with these old suitcases,
And I will grant your ultimate wish:
Permission to download a new app (kids game) onto my iPhone."
Pure photo magic.
The Truth: Picasa.
Picasa is free photo editing and organizing software.
- I may have had a good poser and cool props.
- The photographer, aka bribing mother, knew the dusk light would do.
- I have a simple Canon PowerShot SX150, nothing fancy.
But with Picasa, I can do this:
Editing my photos:
I usually lighten them, over correcting, then add shadows back in.
Picasa has features like "Cross Process" and "Cinema Scope," among others.
I crop, and play with these features the most.
They are newly added and I am thrilled.
This is "Cinema Scope" which widens, lightens and auto-crops.
It doesn't have to be cropped tight.
This is without the 'letterbox' crop:
You can see the difference above with the pesky door cropped out.
You can tweak, add lettering, borders, etc.
It's quick and you don't need to have super-techy skills.
And best of all, it's free.
I like Free.
My intent was to get pics of the suitcases.
(Eh hem... notice the 'new' brown one, $8.99 at Goodwill)
But the light was good and the subject was willing, so outside we flew.
I may now have to share my iPhone a bit more.. but it was worth it!!