Jun 9, 2009

365 Cards and Scribble This Challenge #1!

Hey there on a rainy Tuesday! It got really dark here this morning with clouds and fog rolling and it was freaking me out. Lots of thunder and rain. The kids kept asking "what's that noise?" And a little tidbit about me: thunder, wind and rain scare me a bit. I tried not to let the kids notice though ; ) 

Anyway, I combined 2 challenges today. The 365 Cards  challenge today is to use a vegetable image. And then I ran across this challenge from Lisa Spangler of Hero Arts. Her blog is full of amazing photos! So she is combining card challenges with camera challenges. This first one is to learn about White Balance

So I made a card with mostly white (and a vegetable image... of course). Here is the photo straight out of the camera after I had programed the white balance:
Not too bad. Just dark (I need more light!) and a bit blue. 
This next photo was taken the same but then lightened in photoshop with the brightness/contrast option:
you can see a burn spot on it and it is still a bit blue for my taste.
This last photo is the same one but I brightened it AND changed the color levels. I pulled in more yellow and red to balance out the blue.
This is usually what I do for all my photos. The light I use isn't adequate enough to make a great photo right out of the gate. I usually do a color balance and a brightness/contrast balance.
SO there you have it! If you are wondering about how to get better photos, head on over to Lisa's blog and read her tutorials.
AND be sure to ink up some of your favorite veggie images to participate in the 365 Cards challenge for today!!
Have a good one!

Stamps: Off Beat Farmers Market (pea) by Basic Grey, Thoughtful Messages by Hero Arts
Ink: Soft Pool by Hero Arts. Chartreuse by Palette
Paper: Stampers White, Linen Vellum, Aqua Mist by Papertrey Ink
Accessories: Bakers Twine by Martha Stewart, Sewing Machine


Unknown said...

Thank you Kristie for tips on how you get better photos of your cards. I plan to hop over to Lisa's blog and learn more. I need all the help I can get. BTW.. love your card. Cheers

Pam said...

Wow - that is cool, Kristie! I will definitely have to check out that blog :)

Sherry Eckblad said...

Kristie, great card and thanks for the tips. I always have to do some brightness adjustments on my cards. Someday I will take a photo class.

Gloria Stengel said...

Cute card! I love those peas.

I also fuss with my cards in Photoshop to get the light balance and also to color correct sometimes. Here, it's either TOO bright or foggy like today. Hard to find a middle ground! LOL

~Tammy~ said...

Thanks for playing along with the veggie challenge today. That Pease stamp is perfect. Great card!

Dolce Deb's Designs said...

Wonderful card great job with the challenge. Thanks for the photo tips I am always looking for ways to present a better photo.

Fi said...

Great card Kristie, love your peas and stitching. Thank you for the photo tips - I will have to have a play.

Unknown said...

Kristie your card is beautiful!! Who would think that a card with a vegetable on it could be that lovely. . . .but it is!!!

Anonymous said...

Thanks Kristi for all the info on photo taking, i try all the lightening adjusting and all that, but I will check out Lisa's blog and hopefully learn more.

♥ Audrey ♥ said...

Thanks for the photo software tips! Lovely card... so clean and crisp! ;)

Made by Mandy said...

Your card is great and what a difference from how you originally took it.

I will check out the link, thanks very much or sharing it with us.

Kim said...

Great card! Thanks so much for the photo tips... Looking forward to playing!

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