Don't tell me I can learn to take a better pictures...ain't gonna happen!
What a bad photographer can do to get a better picture is learn to correct the picture.
I'm writing this for the 1% of people, like me, who never really spent much time with photography or photo-enhancing sites.
Here's a photo I took recently. I forgot I hadn't finished clearing all the Fall decorations off the top of the fireplace mantle and the TV hanging on the wall is turned on...oops!
By using a free program like PicMonkey, you can crop the offending area above the mantle out of the photo.
If only housekeeping were as easy! Imagine having a real life "crop" button for your clutter.
Here's a few more before and afters. The line of the door on the right side is distracting...
Not any more...
Cropping them out is easy to do and removes some of the cluttered feel so that the focus is on the Fall colors. Lightening and brightening the photo helps too.
We're all too busy to devote a lot of time to perfecting our camera skills these days. I'm hoping to get better over time, but meanwhile photo-editing...which is easy to learn by just trial and error...takes away some of the shame of my pictures.
PicMonkey has been my go-to since I read about it on another blog a few years ago. Last year I paid for an upgrade for 6 months. I think this was the only picture I made using the special effects of the upgrade...
I probably could have gotten the blood on the teeth better with some effort. But I found I really didn't use much more than the free basic stuff so when it came time to renew the upgrade after the 6 months ended, I let it expire.
Let me know if you use a free editing program that you find easy to use. I'm always in the market for free.
Thanks for dropping by!