26 December, 2014
Sunbonnet Sue= success!
Someone commented on a recent post as to how to get the white background on my photos. Well, after many hours of attempts at good photos, lol. The photos are shot outdoors before the sun is at it's peak. The camera flash is disabled, and the scene selected is "outdoors." Actually, the items are sitting atop of an old table in my backyard against the house. The "white" is only a simple sheet of white poster board (dull side showing). Being careful to not crease the poster board creates the illusion that the items are "floating" on a white background. The free: Picasa photo editing software allows choices such as sharpness, auto color, and even special effects for photos. Most of my photos have been Picasa-edited with the "I Feel Lucky" option, which auto corrects color, contrast and lighting all in one fix. "Color Boost" option is usually used as well. Awesome! Remember to always make a copy of the original photo beforehand in case the changes are not what you wanted once made. For the good indoors photos, using the "People- no flash" setting along with red-eye correcting works great. For Christmas, Santa bought me a new Nikon© camera. Even with the simple GE© $40.00 point-and-shoot camera, similar results can be achieved. Prim winter blessings,