If there’s one thing that I’ve learned from this whole year of posting weekly inspirations, it’s that I love to photograph the everyday, ordinary moments in life. Not facing the camera with a full smile, but instead concentrating on squeezing hard to get the last few drops of icing from the tube, this picture of my niece, for me, perfectly represents decorating for the penultimate leg of this project.
Taken with my Canon DSLR and 50mm 1.4 lens, settings at ISO 1250, f/1.8, and shutter speed 1/125. I converted to black and white in Lightroom 4, and adjusted the temperature, tint, exposure, and highlights, before adding a post-crop vignette to highlight the hands in the image.
And so this is Christmas… Bright lights, fun socks and LOVE! Shot this photo with my iphone 4 and the edit was done in the VSCO app. I faded the photo slightly, decreased the contrast, and increased both the the fill and grain. I then used the squareready app to crop for an instagram load. I was thrilled to have this featured on instagram with #jj_fromwhereistand.
“Beauty can be seen in all things, seeing and composing the beauty is what separates the snapshot from the photograph.”~Matt Hardy