I just wanted to pop in and thank you for the well wishes through comments and e-mails. Friday was a better day for me except Freckles got the same thing now...Poor dear was a mess all day with a sore throat and low grade fevers. I am sure she will feel much better for the zoo today. We will take it slow with Gramma and Great Gramma. Oh yeah, I wanted to share this recipe I actually shared back in 2009... very simple recipe for Cinnamon Biscuits here. As I was photographing these...I thought I could share with you how I take care of my dark pictures. Number one I don't have a high end camera...Just a little camera that was less than $100 bucks. I am not complaining... I am very thankful to even have a camera to capture moments. One day though...I will invest in a very nice camera...For now... I deal.
Alright that being said... I love taking pictures...I don't like using flash, since it really makes pictures look blah. So if I don't have enough light during the day I have to tweak and edit it through my picture program... I store all my pictures on Picasa.com....which is free...I can then crop, enhance etc... there or there is an option you click through Picnik....These photos I edited with Picnic.
Notice how this photo is dark....I uploaded it to Picasa then clicked the Picnik button option. Then I clicked Edit...Then clicked exposure. I moved the top bar to the right adjusting the exposure setting to about 26 and the bottom bar contrast to about 31. Then I clicked save to Picasa... You then have the option to save a new copy or replace...I usually press replace..unless I am going to edit that same picture in different manners.
You will have to play around with the exposure/contrast as well as other effects you want to accomplish. I love it...I have found that tweaking my pics. they really look better. Some pics. are harder to edit than others though... If a room is wayyyyy too dark...The picture itself will look fuzzy even when you try to edit it. Unless you have a realllly good camera that is. I have also become the best of friends with my crop button option... I just love that you can cut out unwanted background or surrounding area...It brings your subject in so much closer. You also have the option to sharpen a picture if you think it is a bit blurry...
This too has helped with many pictures.
I am pretty happy with most of my picture results. I can't complain too much... Again I am grateful to even capture a picture at all. I hope this has helped a little. Perhaps you already knew all this...Perhaps you learned something new... I hope you can benefit either way. By all means...If you have any tips for me...please send me an e-mail or a comment. I'd love to hear your take on making photos better when you have a mediocre camera!
I hope this will inspire you to embrace
your cameras this weekend and shoot some photos and give them some sparkle!
P.S This is only my opinions and my own experience. I am not a professional and have no clue really what I am talking about when it comes to photography...Only what I have personally learned from experience and playing with my own photo's.
Have a delightful weekend!!!!!