It’s over. The 8 weeks of Push Past Your Comfort Zone photography class.
And, although I took an initial stab at the final assignment of a self-portrait, I knew I didn’t really try.
The other ladies in the class inspired me. They got hair cuts. Learned to use self-timers and remotes. They really pushed themselves.
So I figured I would, too. I showered. Curled my hair. Tweezed my eyebrows. And put on a top that would not qualify as a t-shirt.
In other words – I gave all.
After about 50 shots of an out of focus, beheaded and goofy-faced me, I started to actually sort of have fun. In an awkward and sweaty-palmed sort of way. I started to relax and not really care so much what my face was doing. Or not doing. I just kept snapping and, eventually, I came up with one that qualified as my final homework assignment.
And, of course, what fun is taking a bunch of pictures if you can’t edit a few to see what you can do with ’em. Since I just got the new Colorplay set from Florabella, it was the perfect time to take it for a test drive.
See just what it could do.
Nothing like a picture of an
old lady, taken by herself, to really put the squeeze on some editing tools, eh?
And what do I think? I absolutely love this set. It just amazes me what one can do in Photoshop – with very little knowledge – armed with these actions. I definitely have a lot more playing around to do… there are brushes and fixes and hazes and tools that I haven’t even tried yet. But I will. Oh, I will.
P.S. Lisa is now offering another Push Past Your Comfort Zone class. If you own a DSLR and have some basic knowledge of shooting in manual, I highly recommend this class. And today she is offering a free seat to one lucky reader. Visit her site for details.