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Wake the photographer inside you!

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Photograph: “The bride of the sea" 2015.

I think everyone can make a good photographer, it’s only a matter of practice and having the right tools available. For starters like me, a professional camera and a good edition software would make the difference with the photographs. Let me tell you that I’m very proud of my camera Canon EOS 60D (I simply love it!!!)…

So, if you are planning on investing in a professional camera, please go ahead!, because if you have a passion for photography you will find yourself enjoying every single minute taking pics and thinking “I’m glad I have my PRO camera with me”.

The fun also continues when you go to your computer, download the photos and start working on editing them (and you get the best pic ever!). Here is where your imagination take flight with all kinds of possibilities.

We know there are many edition software we can use, in my particular case, I really find the programme LightZone very easy to use and it has worked for me during my photography projects. The only thing you have to do is to register and the approval is automatic (then you are ready to use it right away!).

Then you can share your pics with your friends in the different social media, and you can also create an account in Flickr – Photo Sharing where you can find a lot of inspiration from the different photographers around the world.

As an example here is my project “Not Just a Painter”.

And to learn more about photography, please visit this amazing site, the Digital Photography School, created by Darren Rowse. Here you can find useful information to improve your skills with the camera, for example, just take a look to the link with this perfect title for starters: “21 Settings, Techniques and Rules All New Camera Owners Should Know”.

Just to show you the difference from the original photos, here are some examples (although let me tell you that sometimes the original photos don’t need a thing!).

This photograph was taken in the beautiful promenade of the city of Campeche and it’s an sculpture called “La novia del mar”, a woman who is patiently waiting for her loved one who left for the sea.

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The original photograph.

Following you can see all the tests I made in order to get my favorite edited photograph, which is the one opening this art blog posting.

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Test No. 1 Color.

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Test No. 2 B&W.

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Test No. 3 B&W.

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Test No. 4 Color. This is the one I finally selected because the colors are enhanced and at the same time you can see the texture of the sculpture’s material.

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Test No. 5 B&W.

Next photograph was taken in the Zacatal Bridge in Ciudad del Carmen, Campeche, where is amazing to stare nature and these pelicans relaxing, taking the flight or just arriving like the one you can observe here.

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The original photograph.

These are the all the tests, resulting  Test No. 2 Color to be my favorite one because it is possible to see the texture of the waves. I also liked Test No. 1 Color because the blue color of the sea is enhanced.

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Test No. 1 Color.

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Test No. 2 Color. This is the selected picture.

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Test No. 3 Color.

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Test No. 4 B&W.

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Test No. 5 B&W.

I hope you are quite ready to grab your camera, take pics and have fun editing them in any possible way!

Thank you for reading this post…

Elena

Creative support by: Yoana Vargas Magaña

Web page created by: Jonathan Nuño Jarquin

Photographs by: María Elena Vargas Magaña (MEVM)

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