I have said before that my Chewie simply can’t take a bad picture. Snoopy – has a problem taking a good one – as soon as I point the camera at him I either get a profile or the back of his head. This one is a really good shot. And yes, I was making weird high pitched sucking sounds in order to get him to look directly at me.
OK, when push comes to shove, and it’s dark; rainy and cold – I turn inside. I tried to get a quick picture of candle light – but wasn’t putting in the effort to get a good shot. So I turn to one of my three standbys (Chewie; Snoopy or Skittles). I do think I could photography those three and birds all year long!
OK, so I’m sure this is an obvious photoshop effort. But that is part of what I want to get good at. A long time ago I used to think that photos that were edited weren’t “real” photos, but now I see so much creativity out there that it is apparent digital editing is also an art form and very much so requires a person to be creative. This wasn’t overly creative on my part. The Snoopy part of the photo was just snapped with my Galaxy S4 camera phone; I used fotor to put it into black and white. Then used Adobe Photoshop elements 12 (I just got the free trial version to start with), to add the butterfly from another pic. I have to use photoshop a lot more to figure out how to get cleaner merges on photos, but this didn’t come out bad for the 1st effort.