We moved to Spokane from Chicago fourteen years ago. We were seeking a quieter, slower, lovelier area and we found such an abundance of beauty, so wonderful for a pair of photographers! I’m a retired programmer, so no stranger to computers. In fact, I find post-processing to be even more fun than capturing the image in the first place!
Many traditional photographers prefer to produce images that look exactly like they did through the lens. Not me! I want that illustrated, detailed, colorful look. I like to use Photoshop and Topaz filters to transform what may at first be a ho-hum photographic image into a more artistic, painterly and colorful image. I also often use HDR effects to achieve what I’m looking for.
I volunteer at our local animal shelter, taking pictures of adoptable pets in the hope that will help find them homes. I also volunteer at my church to create their pictorial directory. I recently did my first fashion show shoot. That was fun, but a ton of work! Taking photos for others is stressful; much more fun when I am my only judge LOL!