Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Black & White Photo Party

Tracy @ Tracy's Trinkets and Treasures is hosting another fun photography party...This week Black and White photos....I had hoped to have a few photos to share but once again time seems to have gotten away from me...I need to get it a leash and collar or something.

I did manage to snap a couple of photos of one of my favorite 16 inch dolls Soto, she is wearing one of my prototype fashions from the 2009 "Edge of Blue" collection.

I took the photo in color with my Nikon 990, I used my light box and a plan white background. After editing was done using Fireworks MX by Macromedia (my preferred software) I used the default "Creative - Black and White" setting, then tweaked the Brightness and Contrast settings to get it where I wanted it...An edge effect was added and my watermark since I was also using this photo on my Mutant Goldfish Designs Facebook account.

This one I obviously pulled from the archives since it is a Christmas photo...But it is one of my favorites so I just had to share...I am pretty sure I took the original photo using my Nikon 990 but it could also have been my Kodak C813 (a cheap point and shoot, fits in my pocket and is PINK camera)...But either way the after editing was done with Fireworks MX by Macromedia...

I have always loved seeing advertising images that are mainly B&W and then a single pop of color and what better color than red..right?...To create this effect, I made two layers of the image, made the top layer B&W with the default "Creative - Black and White" setting...I then took my eraser tool and very carefully erased the parts of the B&W layer to expose the color red in the layer underneath....Now I do not know how the "professionals" achieve this result but that is how I do it.

Hope you are having a wonderful week so far.
Blessings Kelsie


Cat & Cricket said...

YOu did a great job! I am going to have to check out that software!

HeatherClay said...

That doll is gorgeous!

Pam said...

I like the effect of just a few things colored. Thanks for the tip on the software. I just got Photoshop for Christmas and am still trying to master it.

Tracy's Trinkets and Treasures/Treasured Moments said...

That doll photo is really neat. I like the pop of color in the other one too. Thanks for linking up. I like how you explained how you edited your pics.