Monday, June 4, 2012

Photo Magic and Sweet Blog Friends










Charlotte, of Butterbean Row, sent the above photo to me.

She is one of several blogger/photographer friends who have helped me grow so much as a photographer over the past couple of years by always patiently answering my questions, offering encouragement and support, as well as continually learning new things and sharing what they learn with their readers.

When Charlotte posted what she had learned from Kim Klassen's Beyond Layers class about photo brushes, I commented that I still didn't get what "brushes" were, so she sent me an email with this explanation: 

It took me time to "get" what brushes are for, also. You can think of it this way; it is sort of a stamp, that you apply with your mouse. There are tons of shapes, texts, like eyelash brushes to add to a girl's portrait. 

But she didn't stop there. She took this photo of mine...




...and created the one at the top with a brush, so I could see the difference myself. 

I love it! Thank you, sweet Charlotte! 

I hope to take Kim's class and learn how to do this myself one day... (my original just looks empty now, doesn't it?)...


But in the meantime, I feel blessed to have stumbled upon friends like Charlotte who obviously believe in holding friends with both hands. 

(I just wish there was something I could teach her in return!)

19 comments:

  1. i think the virtual hug you just sent to her will suffice. :)

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  2. What Tex said. Sounds right to me. :)

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    1. Then ditto what I said to Tex. lol

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  3. Since I can't see both photos at the same time, the only noticeable difference to me, is the writing and a little more blurred (added bokeh?) background. Guess I'm not able to judge very well, since I don't have a BIG WHOPPIN' MAC MONITOR SCREEN, like some lucky lady does! *turns green with envy and hides head in shame*

    If/when I get my camera, you can pay it forward and teach me, right?

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    1. Absolutely!!!!! I know you're connected to many more talented photographers than me, but I'd be honored to help you any way I can!

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  4. Charlotte is indeed a generous, wonderful blogger. What a treat to receive this! Hugs to both of you!

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    1. She's a sweetie. Offered lots of support when I started doing portraits.

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  5. I think they both look lovely.

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  6. I really cant see much difference .. but I think you dod teach her something .. you taught her how appreciative a friend can be.

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  7. Don't you love it when people share their knowledge? Good stuff!
    xo Catherine

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    1. I do because I'm usually the one learning from other people!!

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  8. So everyone is learning.

    In every day.

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  9. I can see the difference, but I had to slow down and really look at both pictures. The altered photo has more texture to it. I like them both. There really are a lot of cool things you can do with editing programs. They're a lot of fun to play with.

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    1. Except for the words, the difference is very subtle, but I can see it. It is amazing all the things you can do - so many creative people out there!

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  10. Hi Barbara,

    I left a comment yesterday, but I don't see it here. :o(
    Thank you so much for the shout out! I don't think what I did was that outstanding but I sure appreciate you showing it. You are so sweet!

    ♥charlotte

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