Monday, February 4, 2013

A Challenge ~ January

One goal that I have for the New Year is to pick up my camera more and shoot in MANUAL! I get lazy and just end up shooting in automatic. What fun is that!?

So in my attempts to practice, practice, practice in manual, I decided to challenge myself. Step out of comfort zone. Jessica over at Jessica Drossin Textures is hosting a photo challenge each month for the whole year. These are not your ordinary challenges either. These challenges get your creative juices flowing.

For January, the challenge was A Photo Inspired By A Song....

I was so close to giving up. I just could not think of anything. We had a busy month and blah, blah, blah but I didn't! I told myself "I don't care if you end up taking a picture of the dog and labeling it, Who Let the Dogs Out, you are doing this challenge"!

Now anyone can join the photo challenge but it you want to be entered into the contest (with some sweet prizes) then you have to use one of Jessica's textures. I have never added texture to photos. (Another challenge! Yay me!) I sat at the computer with my picture up in Photoshop and another screen with You Tube. I literally followed it step by step. It was actually fun! Really easy to learn and addicting!

In My Daughters Eyes by Martina McBride

I LOVE the way the picture turned out and I am so excited to have learned how to add texture. So glad I didn't just give up. 


Teshapapik said...

Beautiful JOB!!!!:)

Chanda said...

You have such talent!!!


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