Sunday, January 18, 2009

i heart faces - kids (week 2)



This is the second week of the i heart faces contest and again the theme is "anything goes". I am still completely intimidated but having a great time meeting new people and learning a thing or two about photography.

One thing I learned from last week's competition is that I really need to get Photoshop. I am not saying that people submitting photos on this thing aren't talented (because believe me THEY ARE) but I am so jealous of all of the cool things they are able to do with their already wonderful photos.

Oh well, I'll just stick with what I have. Besides, I am having a great time using this fun site with or without Photoshop. You all should really join in the fun!

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To see some really fantastic photos, or to join the contest, head on over to i heart faces.

63 comments:

drewmark19 said...

I agree on the Photoshop thing! No matter what, you need a good, clear, well-composed picture, but WOW...the improvement you can make are astounding. Right now, I just have Elements which really does do quite a bit for a lower price. Since I'm a teacher, I can get the full version for a much lower price. I don't think I can resist getting buying it much longer. :)

I love your photo! It is fun, has a really neat perspective and has no need for Photoshop. Great job!

drewmark19 said...

Yikes! This teacher needs to edit before posting! :) My typos are glaring at me!

richies said...

Awesome candid photo

An Arkie's Musings

Le laquet said...

He he he - love it, I can "hear" the chuckle from here.

illahee said...

what a happy picture! it made me smile.

Christi said...

Super cute picture. I can see so much joy in his face. Adorable.

Amy @ Living Locurto said...

I think this is great! We will be posting some great online resources for editing photos soon. I hear Elements is great too.

Amy
Co-Founder
I ♥ Faces

theArthurClan said...

I am a huge fan of Photoshop, but I have to say that your photo is amazing...even without Photoshop! I love the angle, the exposure is wonderful and the colors are so vibrant. Fantastic!

~Angie
co-founder of I ♥ Faces

Tracy P. said...

That's adorable! I agree, I will never win, but I hope to learn a lot. I highly recommend Picasa, which is free and SO easy to use. If you go to picasa.com, it's pretty straight forward. Good luck!

Annie H. said...

I use Elements. It's all I need right now. Powerful enough itself. I love the pic you chose and am definitely checking in to this I heart faces thing. So fun!!!

Lolli said...

I'll put in another plug for Elements....and Lightroom. I have the full Photoshop now, but rarely use it on my standard photos. I do 95% of editing in Lighroom.

That said, I love this candid shot. Pure childhood joy!

Bethany Haile Photography said...

I love the real life captures! This one is frame worthy imho. :)

Lori said...

that is a great picture... you certainly captured his love of fun in the picture

Stacey said...

I love that shot! You find the best angles to shoot!!!

Corrine said...

i love this shot, very cool.

Hillary said...

I like this photo too! I bought Photoshop this past summer, but I just got my DSLR about two months. I still have not found the time to learn how to use either one...

Maybe someday!

Teresa said...

Great picture- I have photoshop and don't know how to use it- Well just know one thing- how to fix red eye.

{i}Post said...

Great shot! I love the joy you've captured in his face. I have Photoshop, but only use it (most of the time) for minor adjustments!

Allyson said...

Oh what a perfect picture! LOVE It!

Lori said...

Great photo!

Before reading the text, I thought that maybe the photo WAS photoshopped. It has such a unique perspective/angle. Great job!

I'd love to have PhotoShop as well..

Jackal said...

Someone is having fun.

Misty Rice-Baniewicz said...

Hey thanks for stopping by and for the comment. What a great shot this is. I love all the colors and his expression is really sweet.

Nice blog, it looks fun. Thanks for visiting and stop by now and then to say hi.

fraizerbaz said...

Such a cutie-pie! :-)

kristyo15 said...

Photoshop is my best friend! :) I actually teach a Multimedia class in high school, and we center around Photoshop! This is such a sweet picture!

The Mrs. said...

adorable, his face is just so kissable! :) great picture

IMAGEine Couture Photography said...

This pic is awesome! With or without photoshop you still have to have an eye for a good pic and you have that! Post processing photos can always improve them but you still have to have the talent which I am telling you you've got! Keep going!

Daniele said...

What an adorable picture. I am still thinking about getting Photoshop but for now I just you the editing software that came with my camera.

Eyeglasses & Endzones said...

I love this picture! So cute! I love all the rope and his eyes are so pretty! Good Luck...I am now a follower too! I love your blog title! LOL!

Dawn said...

Cute picture! I'm loving I Heart Faces!

Camryn's picture made it to the collage on the first page where they are showcasing eyes! I was so excited.

Photoshop Elements is a GREAT program. You really don't need anything else.

But, if you are wanting something for free try Gimp.org or picnik.com. They are both great for photo-editing! :)

Adrienne in Ohio said...

I agree with everyone else, your photo is great!

Linda said...

Now there's a happy boy!

Upstatemomof3 said...

Now that is a really good picture!

carrie said...

that's a wonderful shot and great composition! I almost didn't enter last week because of the intimidation factor.

And I don't use photoshop, but rather photoshop elements and really it does everything I need it to and is a lot cheaper.

good luck this week!

Life with Kaishon said...

I like your picture a lot : ). Your baby is adorable! It is clear that everyone that wins does indeed use photoshop or photoshop elements, but it's a fun thing to do wether you win or not, right? Good luck! Maybe they should do a picture contest for unedited pictures!

Vacuum Queen said...

Ithink pshop is for RAW photos, not jpegs. Unless you're adding art, just use picasa for good basic editing. I didn't think the pshop thing was that obvious last week. Yours here is just as good as the best of last week.

Debbie said...

Adorable photo.

CIRCLE OF LIFE said...

thanks so much for stoping by my blog your comment was so sweet do stop by again and i sure like to stop by you if it is ok become a follower you do the same..

i love the shoot you took as well

i so love b&w its fun and the picture speaks to me . this was taken this week end by me yeah go me and this is my little girl rella well gabriels but i call her rella bella..lol so love the expression of your picture as well.

hope to see you real soon

Gabrielle said...

Awesome photo!!! Thanks for the comment over at SWB!

Kim said...

I think it's a great photo! I love the texture that the netting gives and what a joyful picture!

Abby*Lane said...

Love it! He's a doll, and the pic is perfect!

Liz said...

You don't need photoshop for that photo! Beautiful...what a cutie.

Jessica said...

FANTASTIC pictures!!!! i love the random shots of kids! it's like you can almost hear them smile!

Kristen@nosmallthing said...

Love the photo...love the angle and the play equipment in the background...and it doesn't help that he is pretty darn cute!

Vaughn Family Blog said...

thanks for visiting our blog..we'd love to have you follow our journey!!

your blog is beautiful as are your children!! your entry pic is superb!!

tidymom said...

This is a GREAT photo!! and a BEAUTIFUL subject for it!!! he's such a cutie!!

you may want to check out picnik.com it is an awesome free place to work with your pictures!

~Tidymom

angie said...

cute picture!

have you ever looked into photoshop elements? it is a lot cheaper and can do great editing!

Sharon (sk) said...

great photo! :)

what a cutie!

jen@odbt said...

I think this is a fantastic picture - he is so happy. If you're looking for a fun and easy editing tool - try picnik.com - it's free too.

keli.h said...

Oh this is such a beautiful photo!! You can just see how unbelievably happy he is.

Candi said...

I love this photo...so natural, definitely him having a good time...those are the best photos!

Mandi said...

He is just so handsome! I love shots like this, so natural and fun.

*Keli* said...

What a doll! This is a great picture!!!

feather k said...

I think you did very well without photoshop...i dont have it either...I like all of the colors and textures of the jungle gym...I'm in Oklahoma too...hope you're enjoying it!

jennifer said...

AWESOME photo! I love the angle!

Heather said...

Oh, that's a fun shot!! Too precious~

Killlashandra said...

What an adorable picture! Great angle and sun splashes too. :)

Lara said...

I agree with many of the other comments that Photoshop is a cool tool, but this picture is just priceless without any editing. What a cute little guy he is and I love the angle of the shot!

Dot O said...

What an adorable photo. He is one happy adorable little guy. It's so nice to see playground weather in the dead of winter - even if from afar!

Gabe's Girl said...

Too, CUTE!

bringinghomebe said...

He looks like quite the character! Too cute!

Amber said...

this is a great shot!

Jamie said...

Great action shot! Love the happy smile -- looks like he's ready to get right back to playing. :)

SKELLER said...

Photoshop or not, this image was totally one of my favorites from this week!! I love the colors, the sun flare, the netting, the composition. Really, truly? There's not much that Photoshop would do to improve upon this shot. It's great SOOC.

Blessings,
Susan