While sorting through years of images to select portfolio samples to represent my work, pyramid images from my 2019/2020 trip to Egypt stood out. Giza was the third pyramid site I’ve been to, which led to a search for pictures from prior visits to other pyramid sites.
One of the priceless things I’ve learned with editing my own images is to do as much as possible pre-shoot to minimize post-edit work. For example, I love this blouse but it’s always wrinkled. I can iron it, stream it – for this shoot, I actually dampened it a bit and put it in the dryer.
There’s always a distraction! Today’s creative detour was a redesign of my photography logo.
More than two years after the image was taken my skills caught up to my vision, as did technology. It also helped when I realized I don’t have to follow any rules, only my imagination. I can create whatever I want and present it in whatever way pleases me.
Below are some steps I’ve taken to get to the cover for I AM Woman: Expressions of Black Womanhood.
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Years ago, I decided to keep everything I shoot with the belief that what I don’t like today will be amazing to me tomorrow. Because of this, editing the images for I AM Woman is exposing a great deal of possibilities by blending images I would normally do nothing with into images that need a bit of umph!
I traveled with my camera and captured some great candid shots, family groupings and intimate portraits. The sisters also brought along photos of their gatherings through the years. I’ve photographed a few funerals and gatherings in honor of loved ones over the years. As morbid as the subject may sound, the images are full of joy and love.
As presented to a kindergarten class.
Learning how to do a high quality edit for my images has been a long-term goal. One of the best parts of 2020, is having the time to learn new skills and practice them and apply them to my work.