So, I have a somewhat decent DSLR and a copy of Photoshop Elements.
But there’s been a vital piece missing . . . knowledge.
I don’t know nuthin’ ’bout my camera or workin’ PSE.
For three months, I’ve only used the “auto” mode of my camera and, when playing with PSE, I’ve only used preset actions.
A simple matter of being too scared to play around.
But not anymore.
Thanks to some tutorials from Life with My 3 Boybarians and Everyday Elements, I learned a few things today about my camera and PSE.
It’s the dawn of a new era, my friends.
The Dawn of a New Era.
In honor of this new era, I decided to try my hand at creating “Holiday Bokeh,” following the instructions detailed at Life with My 3 Boybarians.
(that’s fuzzy, glowy, christmas lights in the background . . . for those shaking their heads in puzzlement at the word, “Bokeh”)
Now, before I show the pics, I have to admit that my Kidlets . . . sigh, my kidlets . . . decided that this evening was “Wrestle on the Couch – then on Mommy – then on the Couch” Time.
Very frustrating when you are SITTING on the couch, camera in one hand and a nutcracker in the other . . .trying to take a picture of the aforementioned nutcracker.
Here are the first results of my New Era: not so good but “ok” (I guess) for a first time.
It’s obviously not perfect — the lights are angular instead of round and not BIG and glowy.
Hmmm . . . I think I know what I’ll be doing whenever the Kidlets decide it’s time to nap.
(fingers crossed that actually happens)
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