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Saturday, February 15, 2014

Saturday Matinee and Gifts

Hello my creative friends out there in cyberspace.  I hope you are finding your Saturday is a good one.  If not, I will wish you to have a good one. I have been snowed in a bit.  Fortunately I did not have to go to work today. Good things, I got to play in the studio with a few things.  I am working on Miss Henrietta and while waiting for this and that, I decided to play with some of my doll collection and my little camera. It is fun to create a dialogue using photography and a few simple things.

Here is one such example.  I title this "Asking the right Questions". As you can see, I have used a few of my toys to tell a little story here. Another good thing is this new software I am trying out that gives me the look of old films and or movie stock.This one I used a preset collection called Wizard of Oz. I love the warmth and film look it gives the image. One interesting thing about this software is that it is made to help your images obtain that look of film. It's called Exposure 5 created by Alien Skin Software.

Next we have "Advice Given". In this image I use a preset treatment called summer blockbuster. Truly gives this photo the look of a warm film stock. I am trying this out as a free trial but, I really like it and think that I will end up buying it as a nice bit of extra pizzazz to give my images.

Besides the software, I am having fun with composition and playing around with perspective. The saying that many photographers use that the lens is an extension of their self is so true for me. I was telling a friend today that it is like an extension of my creative soul.  My soul guides me through the camera.  All I have to do is get out of the way and let it happen. Kind of like trusting the force.

On a little side note. A good doll and teddy bear making friend sent me the most awesome of gifts.  I received from her my first ball jointed doll.  It's a Tonner Hermione doll from the Harry Potter collection.  It is such an exciting thing to find waiting in the mail.  It made my month so far.  Thank you Tami, you are a sweet heart.

Well, that's it for now.  I need to get back to making dinner.Have a great rest of your weekend. Don't forget to say I love to those you do. Love to you all out there and thanks for stopping by.


Charlotte Blom said...

It almost looks like they're having a heated conversation. ;)

Cody Goodin said...

Thanks Charlotte, I like your interpretation. Thanks for following the blog by the way.

Charlotte Blom said...

Hey, Cody! Sure thing! I am just now slowly getting back into the realm of blogs! Enjoy!