Monday, October 26, 2009

Fun Video

Another video...but there are just so many good ones out there these days :)

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Kickin' Video

Now that I'm home on maternity leave I sometimes watch Oprah...last week I saw this and LOVED every minute of it.
Not only do I love the song and the Black Eyed Peas but the way this was choreographed was just amazing!!
Check it out :)

Til next time, C

Thursday, October 22, 2009

FAQ - How I use Pioneer Woman Actions: Part 1

I love Pioneer Woman, and I love her free actions that she shares on her website.
I've started using her actions as a main source of editing on a lot of my photos.
So for the next few weeks I'm going to share share how "I" use her actions to enhance my photos.
I don't put "effects" on most of my photos but some of them do require just that extra punch.
If you have questions please submit them and I'll address them the best way I can in the following weeks.
Today I'm going to share how I use the "Seventies" action......


I'm sure you all recall one of my fav sessions from this summer with Myrna. We were going for a certain "look" with these photos and when it came time to process them the seventies action was PERFECT!
Let me show you how.....

Here's the straight out of the camera shot....I took this in manual mode.

It's not bad really...but as previously mentioned it wasn't the "look" we were going

This is how it looked with the seventies action applied

and here are they are side by side so you can see the difference

Hope this helps someone with defining their editing style.
And just seeing a glimpse into how I see and process my clients photos.
Til next time, C

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Christmas Cards

So I'm thinking I'll take a limited number of clients to do Christmas cards this year.
Maybe a day of mini sessions?!?!
I'm just brain storming....
A Saturday in Nov possibly....
Interesed? Let me know...if I have enough interest then I'll see what I can work out.

Also, if you want to do your own Christmas card, here's a couple that I designed.
Take your own photo and just add to the card.
You'll need a newer version of photo shop to use these.

Let me know if you'd like me to send you the file.


Til next time, C

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Extra Large

So excited that blogger now offers the option to post "extra large" photos without having to use another server such as Photobucket.
I've loved photobucket but that's one less step I'll have to do now when posting photos...yay!
And to test it out, my new fav photo of my hubby and son

Til next time, C

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Will's Wisdom

This video is soooo good.
It's inspiring and definitely pushes you to stick to your goals
One of my fav books is the Alchemist too!! Go figure :)

Monday, October 12, 2009

Giving Thanks

It's Thanksgiving weekend in Canada and I have so much to be thankful for.
On the personal side Kristen & I have welcomed our first child into our family.

On a professional side, I've had the MOST amazing year with Cyball Photography.
And I only have YOU to thank for that!
To show my appreciation, I've done a random draw for a Tim Hortons gift card.

Laura Barnes-Edwards you are the LUCKY winner, congrats :)

Til next time, C

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Just Because: We are Family

This was my last session for the 2009 summer special.
Thank you again to everyone who booked me this year, I seriously have the best clients.
All my sessions were fun and memorable. And in most cases I've stayed in contact with my clients, either via Facebook, email, and so on.
This was a very late booking that I accepted, I was weary because I was afraid I would go into labour early and then have a dissatisfied client.
Then I did go early which meant a serious delay in the processing of these photos. But here they are!!!
Last but not least....the Samms Family...extended :) I hope you are as happy with the results as I am.

One of my favourites

And my FAVOURITE from the session

Thanks again, I had a great time.
Til next time, C

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