I'm just recovering from an amazing weekend at Cheryl Johnson's Photography Bootcamp. I booked this so long ago, that it felt like ages away. And when it came it went by so quickly.
I had the best weekend. Cheryl is an amazing photographer and generous teacher. Lesley, her lovely assistant, was the best fun and so patient with sharing her photoshop knowledge. The girls (& boy) attending were a hoot. And even the weather was perfect.
If you are at all interested in photography I seriously recommend you check out some of Cheryl's classes over on her site. I've just signed up for Painting With Light 2 - which promises to be another fantastic course.
For homework we have to upload out 3 best images from the course. I have 2 ready and still need to do some editing on the last one.
We had a wonderful model for the studio work. Here is my original shot straight from the camera.
Here is the version after I edited in Photoshop.
I can definitely see how I could improve on the editing, but since I've never attempted editing a person in PS before I'm pleased with the results.
My second image is this flower - out of camera....
I couldn't see how I could improve much with editing, so all I did was sharpen the image slightly for my submission piece.
But as I was having so much fun in PS I decided to see what else I could come up with and put it on a black background.
Now I've only got another 1,798 photos to share with you.......