I was inspired.
So I decided to go back to some of my photos and just mess around and see what I could come up with. I had a lot of fun editing the engagement pictures I took for my sister-in-law and I thought they looked soooo much better than the first round of edits that I did. Actually I thought they looked so much better that I ordered a few 5x7s for her. Her shower was today and I thought I would make them part of her gift.
WELL... since I didn't have a lot of time I just sent the order in at Walmart.com for one hour pick up. When I went to pick them up they started questioning me about who took the photos and all that. I convinced them that I did actually take the photos myself and they apologized and said they had to ask because they looked professional and had to check about copyright and all that!!!
Yeah!!! As someone who is exploring photography I have to say that that is by far the best compliment I have ever received and it was a great confidence booster.
Here are some of the pictures. The first is the original straight out of the camera and the second is after editing. This was my first engagement shoot and I had so much fun doing it. I hope to get the opportunity to do engagement pictures for another couple some time.
(I knew this one would be cropped when I took it... that's just all the zoom my camera would give me.)
So the lesson I learned was that a little bit of editing (and I do mean only a little bit... I hardly spent any time on it at all!) can go a looong way.