Over at our collaborative blog, Focusing on Life, we talk a lot about getting our photos off our hard drives and into the real world. My 'finds' this week are perfect for doing just that!
The sliding frame is one I found on vacation a couple of weeks ago. It holds six matted 3x3 photos and they slide around for your viewing pleasure. Perfect for Instagram photos! Since I've been editing my vacation photos this week, I decided to print six of my favorites to put in this frame.
While that task was in progress, I was foraging around my desk and found an empty, simple 4x6 photo frame ... just what I need to frame the photo from my granddaughter's birthday party last month! It's been sitting on my desk waiting for a frame and today, it shall have one.
The other thing that I have found in the past couple of weeks is Lightroom presets. No, not the packaged ones that come with the LR software but presets from creative people like Kim Klassen, Pretty Presets, MCP. After some basic edits, I used a few presets on this photo. In the MCP collection, I used the 'slight brighten' and 'slight contrast' as well as 'honey' shadows. Since it was a little much for me, I toned it down with Kim's 'warmandslight'.
So now I'm a preset junkie. It has greatly speeded up my workflow and I'm buzzing through my vacation photos in record time. That book will be finished before I know it! I have about three other photo books that are lanquishing on my computer. Now that I've discovered the joys of presets, the task of completing those books seems less daunting!
Heading over to Kim Klassen's Friday Finds. I hope I'll 'find' you there!
Happy weekend, my friends!