{Texture Tuesday} Free & Easy

Probably the single most important aspect of photography is the lighting, it is the one thing that can make or break a photograph. Most of the interior photos that I post on my blog are taken by the window, where the sunlight streams through.  My sheer window covering filters the light which is great for back-lighting a subject. Continue reading…

{Texture Tuesday} Like A Dream

Yesterday, I received an email from Melinda, a brilliant photographer whom I absolutely admire (check out her amazing work here). She is one of the few people who downloaded the Lightroom preset which I posted here. It seems there was an issue with the Soft & Delicate preset which I shared. She was right, it looks like I uploaded the wrong one. I have since fixed the issue. Thank you, Melinda for pointing it out. So, if you have downloaded it, please consider deleting and re-downloading it.  Here’s the link again. If you notice any other issue, please let me know. It would also be nice to see some of your work using the preset.

Now, on to today’s Texture Tuesday post. Today’s theme is “Like a Dream”, where we are to show our own interpretation of dream-like photos. I thought it would be fun to post a couple of photos for this challenge. The photo below is one that I edited using the corrected version of my Soft & Delicate Lightroom preset. The original image is in full color. I added a few tweaks in Photoshop, applied Kim Klassen’s Marabella texture and my very own Blended Crosshatch texture to get the look that I am happy with. Click on the image below to see how I edited the photo.

textured roses


iPhoneography Monday: Food

iPhoneography Monday is back, folks! Today’s theme is the Challenger’s choice. I chose “Food” for today’s post.

One of the few photos that I like to take using my iPhone is food. Perhaps because it is much easier to snap a photo of my food when I am in a restaurant with the iPhone than with my big, chunky dslr. I am no food photographer so my main concern when taking food shots with my phone is the presentation. Taking photos of food in restaurants, I find, is a very common thing. It is not something that is frowned upon. I mean, everybody does it, right?

This weekend, I re-discovered Instagram. If you remember a while back, this photo sharing site was acquired by Facebook. It has become a huge part of this community since and most of the photos you see posted on this site were taken with an iPhone. I signed up with Instagram with the intention of using it to share only my iPhone photos. There is a growing amount of “intagrammers” out there. And for the most part, the IG community is composed of fun and friendly people. Just like any other social media, you can build followers by exploring photos that interest you, and interacting with the “instagrammer”. By doing this, you are making yourself visible to them, and 90% of the time, they will return the favor and check out your photos as well. Plus, your Facebook friends are most likely instagrammers too, so you can start by following them.

Instagram screenshot

Instagram screenshot


Sushi | Taken with iPhone 4S | edited & uploaded on Instagram

Click here to see the mechanics of the challenge and to participate.