My name is Jen. I have a contagiously funny husband, three awesomely gorgeous daughters, a knack for design, a love for writing, an obsession with kids fashion, a secret desire to be a photographer and a curfew of 10 pm. WHO'S WITH ME?
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Before/After of Mon Chi Chi #3
I sometimes pretend I’m a photographer.
I’ve taken exactly one workshop on shooting in manual from local pro Amy Ro Photography and I’ve taken exactly one editing workshop online from the amazing Amanda Padgett. Someday, it would be wonderful to delve into this hobby more than I do, and to get out of the entry-level camera body, but in the meantime, I’m learning.
Here’s a recent picture of Charlotte that I cleaned up a little after importing from my camera.
Now, if I was a real photographer, I wouldn’t be showing you the comparison using PicMonkey (even though I did the actual edits in Photoshop). And if I was a real photographer, this shot would be much better out of camera and would be much better after editing. It would probably be a lot lighter, sharper and the background would be completely blurred, so that the focus would be entirely on her. And she would probably be smiling, because I’d have some magical trick up my sleeve to keep her from wanting to shoot me every time I take the camera out.
But I’m not a real photographer. Lucky for you, it doesn’t stop me from pretending that I am.
Regardless, I love this little Mon Chi Chi and all of her FACE.
Oh, and this is what it looks like when a real photographer takes her picture.