Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Tiny dancer...

My husband had the day off so he got to go with Haleigh to dance while I stayed home with the strep throat kids. I have to admit that he is actually artistically better at photography than I am. Not to mention, my kids aren't used to him snapping pictures so they are less likely to cheese it up. He gets really natural pictures. Pictures that I end up loving. Not because of the image quality...he usually turns my camera back to auto. (GASP!) But, because he isn't so caught up in the whole technical part of photography, he is able to focus on the subject alone. His creative pictures just make me so happy. The ones he came home with today are going to be printed for a shadow box that I intend to display Haleigh's first pair of capezio ballet shoes. I decided to play around with photoshop and make them look more like drawings.

This one seriously made me cry. Look at my tiny, little 2 year old dancer...pointed toes and all. After devoting about 25 years of my life to dance...

she is truly a dream come true.


I can't wait to get these printed to see how they turn out. Play around with the artistic function (found under filter) in photoshop if you want to get really creative and have some fun! Not all functions work with all photos...but you are sure to find the perfect artistic outcome if you play long enough!

11 comments:

Sydney said...

That first one IS adorable. Yeah for a husband who will take a camera and actually use it! Jared usually forgets to take it out of the car.....

Kelli said...

Oh my gosh! Those are adorable. I love the pointed toes too. Nice job Mat!

utmomof 5 said...

Way to go Mat!! Nathan ususally forgets to take the camera :)

I love the play with the artistic function on photoshop!

Amy said...

They are so pretty! With a pastel matting and a great frame, I would love to see them again.

Pam said...

I have PSE6 (new to it) can this be done?? I love it!!

I tried a little but it doesn't look like yours. Any tips?? Thanks,
Pam

Kati said...

Hi Pam. I use CS3, so I am not exactly sure what PSE6 has. But here is what I did...

I edited my photos first. color enhancing etc. Then I sharpened the photo. A LOT! In fact they were WAY over sharpened. I think this is what gives the nice texture to the photo. These particular photos were done...

Filter>artistic>poster edges.
Then I just changed the settings to where I liked it.

The effect also looks really cute in color as well...I just wanted it black and white for my daughter's room. If you want to send me the picture you are trying to do I would be happy to take a look at it and see what I can do.

Pam Price said...

She is SO adorable! I love these shots, and the features you used on photoshop. They will look GREAT in her shadowbox...

The Wright's said...

These truly are a work of art! So beautiful.

Kath said...

Mat did awesome on these shots!

Anna said...

What an adorable little ballerina!!! She is so dang adorable! I think I say that every time I comment on your blog, but... well.... SHE IS!!!

Nicklepickle said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE them!!! Especially the first one! She is so freaking cute!