I’ve been having fun with software called Spektral Art. It has many variations with their own sliders to customize. It’s very easy to use and is a standalone piece of software. Here are some examples. It is made by JixiPix and costs $19.99 at the present time.
Top left original – top right light Spektral – right center dark Spektral – bottom blended of the two with soft light.
Original and Spektral
Original and Spektral Bright Detail
And a flower for good measure!
I have just started working with a Lensbaby Velvet 56. It is so easy to use compared to previous Lensbaby lenses and wonderful quality. I am having such fun!
I have found a new website for all kinds of printing called Open Prints. They offer many services including:
You can also sell your photographs through this site. Take a look!
Andrew Scrivani’s Creative Live course has so much great information on food photography. This has become a real passion for me… similar to flowers in color and shape… but always accessible and great indoors!
For most of my food shots I use a lesser known Canon lens – 50mm macro 2.5… it’s awesome and under $300!
I’m having a great time photographing food this winter. It is similar to flowers with lots of colors and shapes and ability to compose as you want. Also nice that it is indoors. Last year I made calendars with fruit and another with desserts. So recently I decided to buy the Creative Live session with Andrew Scrivani and learn lots more tips. It’s wonderful!
I have created 2015 calendars for Fruit, Flowers or Desserts. Each set comes with 12 4×6 prints with photo and calendar dates along with a 4×6 magnetic acrylic frame for use on the refrigerator or other metal surface. You can also purchase blank templates to use your own photos. http://www.esunrisedesigns.com