A favorite blog I follow is Tricia's "A Rosy Note". Tricia recently started a regular feature on her blog entitled, "Photo Feature Friday", a day to post photos relating to the week's theme and link up with others participating. It's a great way to discover helpful photography and editing tips from others as well as to gain inspiration for future photo shoots.
This week's theme, or challenge, was "pink" - my absolute favorite color! I'm sharing today two of my favorite images, pink peonies and pink and rose vintage dishes. I shot these photos previously, but just edited them today with two of my "go to" editing tools - auto contrast and definition.
It's amazing the difference you will see in your photos when utilizing these two editing options. The auto contrast feature is available in Photoshop Elements and I use the definition feature in iphoto. Since I always shoot in natural daylight, I find these two tools invaluable.
If you find the auto contrast feature lightens your photos too much, you can quickly undo your edit and instead manually adjust the contrast until you achieve the desired effect.
I shoot with a Canon Rebel xti and have a macro lens as well. I love the ability of softening, or blurring, parts of my image with the macro lens. However, sometimes I get a great shot but need a bit more definition. This is where the definition editing tool comes in handy and can really make your images pop. What are some of your favorite editing tools?
For more information about participating, or to view this week's photos, just click on the button below to be taken to Tricia's site.