Category Archives: available light portraits

To be continued…

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Blended image by Joyce Meyer Lac qui Parle County, Minnesota

Peace…

When you find peace within yourself, you become the kind of person who can live at peace with others. ~ Peace Pilgrim

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Image by Joyce Meyer

Yogini of the Prairie ~ Lac qui Parle County, Manfred Township, Minnesota

 

Let the sunshine in…

In the midst of short days and long nights during this Minnesota winter, I deemed it necessary to escape to a land filled with warmth and sunshine. Photoshop CC 2015 is the closest I will get to the tropics  today, so here we go:

Wanted to add a dreamy, soft and warm look to this image…

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My attempt at reproducing the effects of adding soft light as demonstrated in this Youtube tutorial:

JK_3yr-5664sunshine4lfwebAfter starting, stopping, starting, stopping, going back, replay, repeat, etc. I finally came to the end of the tutorial. My final result is not perfect, but I did learn some coloring effects that may come in handy in the future. You’re never too old to learn new things!

Sights of Christmas reflected in the eyes of a child.

To a child, every lighted tree seems thirty feet tall, jingle bells add magic to the air and even the days leading up to this holiday seem extra-special with the aroma of freshly baked goodies, colorful blinking lights while festive music fills the air.

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Blended image by Joyce Meyer

Christmas is that joyous time of year filled with hope as we praise and thank God for sending us our Savior from sin. How special to share this good news with children as they remind us to never lose these feelings of joy, hope and excitement.

May your Christmas season last throughout the whole year…

Prairie Sun

“We who live in quiet places have the opportunity to become acquainted with ourselves, to think our own thoughts and live our own lives in a way that is not possible for those keeping up with the crowd.”
― Laura Ingalls WilderYogaSun2kpweb

Blended image by Joyce Meyer ~ Manfred Township, Lac Qui Parle County, Minnesota

Truly a blessing…

The majority of these images were obtained using available window light in the home. It just seems easier to not take the baby out. If flash was used, it was bounced for fill only and not direct.

I was the father’s kindergarten teacher and photographed the couple’s wedding, so I feel truly blessed to capture this miracle of life.

Nudging Mother Nature…

“I believe the world is incomprehensibly beautiful — an endless prospect of magic and wonder.”
— Ansel Adams

Give an autumn image a little nudge using Photoshop.

gieseweb_bef_aftA few adjustments in channel mixer, blending, selective colors and filter photoshop effect.

Image by Joyce Meyer
Image by Joyce Meyer

Another option is using Photoshop to add lens flare for an extra kick.

Enjoy these last days of autumn…Giese-7896fall12x12r2snow2web…until that magical first snowfall!

Above is a Photoshop tutorial on creating an autumn effect: