Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Come Sail Away...

Florida's Birding & Fotofest was fantastic! Thanks to the great group of photographers who attended my presentations on Digital Infrared Photography, and a Creative Approach to Digital Photography! I enjoyed meeting so many fascinating people from Florida to California.  I attended wonderful presentations, including those by fellow BetterPhoto instructors Lewis Kemper and Rob Sheppard.

St. Augustine offers wonderful opportunities for the photographer! I took this picture of a sailboat during a North Island photo safari led by Scott Elowitz and Kevin Karlson (look for Kevin's new book, Birding by Impression).

To create an aged photo look, I added a scratchy texture layer and a few filter effects from Nik Color Efex Pro. I chose Multiply as the Blend Mode for the texture layer, and reduced the opacity. Here's a tip... hold down the shift key and scroll through the various Blend Modes using the plus or minus key. This allows you to see the effect each Blend Mode has on your image. Make great pictures! ~ Deb