3.09.2009

Inspire me monday.......

I'm in love with this camera. It's actually from my favorite shop Anthro's side kick....... Urban Outfitters.

It's pretty inexpensive for a "throw it in your purse, but still have a little style" camera. I will let you know how the pic's come out, as soon as I grab one.

I tend to carry my camera everywhere, because you just never know what you are going to find.

This casual "Inspire me Monday" has to do with my love for photography.I want to show you how I can capture a certain element, but also show you the way I can make it come across to you.

Ready?

I love what I can do with some simple photo editing. Take this next series for example......the top photo is what I captured without any editing:


....and this bottom picture is the edited version.I made it a little more faded, aged, just making me feel like I want to be back here on the beach.












Then I have this series of some climbing flowers that I took while I was in Palm Springs a few weeks ago. The first one is the actual photo. The second one is aged, with some fading, and the third has a little "shot" of color to make it more vibrant.








Now for my favorite, with the series of Fashion Friday, all I wanted to incorporate was "vintage". I love how these photo's feel, almost like it's a different time altogether. Vintage chic. Yes, vintage chic....






I love the added faded pink, edgy quality to these.

*sigh*

I also love that from starting Fashion Friday 6 weeks ago, that girls like yourselves, have taken the idea and ran with it, giving yourselves confidence to "know" that you can have fun in front of a camera. I am so giddy to know that I have inspired you to do it.




I've enjoyed receiving your emails and comments on "how do I get this look with my photo's"?!?!




You have the ability, it's just knowing where to look and to know that you can edit your own photo's yourself. Here is a wonderful free program to try......called Picnik, you can even pay a little for use of the "extras", which is similar to what I use. Actually, a lot of my favorite photographers use Picnik. Spend some time on it and see what you can do......



then let me know how it goes! I love to inspire you to try new things, and can't wait to see what you come up with. I will be watching.....




Oh, and here is the winner of "The Nester loves Lola B's" giveaway.










*and a small 2nd prize to Lissa from A dash of Humble Pie.





email me girls.















xoxo









41 comments:

Lisa said...

I KNOW I'VE ALREADY TOLD YOU, BUT I TRULY LOVE YOUR BLOG, YOUR STYLE, AND YOUR HOME. SO GLAD TO HAVE FOUND YOU.

HUGS FROM MAINE

http://sophie4me.blogspot.com/

Flax and spindle said...

Wow, thats one funky camera and the pics came out fab!!

Backyard Candle Co. said...

cool pictures. Love the look of the fashion friday ones too.

paige said...

lovin' what you're doing with your photos!
urban outfitters is just across the street from belly's, wink!

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

I too love the "pinky" pictures.

Morrighan said...

What software do you use for the editing? The photos came out lovely! Love the pinkish colour.

Laurel @ Ducks in a Row said...

NOOO - I'm so sad I didn't win. Anyways, I'm in need of some photo editing software. Thanks for the tip.

Stephanie said...

GREAT tips. Thanks so much!

Brandie said...

Great post kasey! I love to add aging to photos. That is pretty much all I do in Lightromm right now. The presets are fantastic! I am hoping to play around with some textures too, whenever I can get out from under my sewing machine and take some pictures;) Soon...

C Maisy said...

I signed up for Picnik yesterday. Funny. It is really easy to use.
Much better than what I already have.
Thanks for letting us in!!

littlebyrd said...

This is such a cool post - thank you! I love the beach photo. I am going to give that program a try and see how it works. Really wonderful pictures Kasey!

Vana said...

glad you did a post about it! More people should know about Picnik:)

LuLu & Co. said...

I love your photographs! Thank you for sharing! and inspiring!!! us everyday!!! the look you give them is fantastic!!!!!
I love picnik and use it I just now need to spend a whole day playing on the site!
xo,
LuLu

blue moss said...

i think that if i carried that camera around i would just feel like the cutest girl in the world ...love your pics

Leah C said...

Just love what you can do with a camera & a photo! Keep on inspiring:)

Tara said...

Lovely post Kasey!! I love Picnik...you can do some really neat stuff with that program now! Your photos are amazing..amazing!! :)

Lissa said...

You are too good!! The surfer pic is a real keeper! I would put it on my inspiration board! Thanks Kasey! Have a great start to your week! Love, Lissa ps those balloon photos will always remain a favorite as well! Your creativity reaches far!

A "cheery" disposition said...

I bought that camara about a year ago and finally just used it last week. It took me forever to find film for it though and when I did they only carried black and white film. I have not had the pics developed yet but when I do I will let you know how they turned out.

The Nester said...

Congrats Jamie!

citysage said...

I LOVE fiddling around with photos like this. It's so fun to see what effects you can get--and you do such a great job of it too!

stacy di said...

That camera catches my eye every time I go to Urban Outfitters...hope the pics turn out great! Love the vintage-y feel of your photos too...they look like the aged photos from my childhood.

Room design studio said...

Oh wow thanks for the tips! I never knew that I can achieve that vintage feel with photography!

Simply Me Art said...

Picnik is the best isn't it? Its amazing how editing a Picture can change everything

Jamie said...

I won! I can't believe it! I'm way excited!

Thanks for the photography tips. You have an amazing talent.

La Table De Nana said...

I like Picnik too..But you've mastered it w/ your Vintage feel.
I really eally like your photos also:)

Sarah said...

Fabulous camera! Where is it from? I love your comparisons of the photos, it totally inspires because those are the styles of pictures I love--vintage chic and now I am able to try them myself! Yay!
Have a great day!!

Preppy Mama said...

What a cute camera!

LovingPrettyThings said...

so fun! I awarded you on my Blog! I love your talent!

Alyssa said...

Thanks so much for sharing your secrets! I love your work:) I have been playing around with my photography lately - perhaps I will look into this piknic you speak of;)

Sa-Sea Boutique said...

Does that camera really work? I am loving it! Even if it just sat on my dresser for me to look at every day! love iT!!!!!!!

Jeanneoli said...

I LOVE Picnik...so easy to use! I am also loving that camera. Urban Outfitters is so fun...though sometimes I feel REALLY old while I am in there:-)

Jen r. said...

Lucky girls.

Wendy @ The Shabby Nest said...

You know I love your photos! (And I love this week's fashion Friday!)

Jenny said...

Thanks for the info! I'm definitely going to spruce up a few of my photos tomorrow. How fun!

pve design said...

love to be a part of a little give away here, one of my drawings, a bird in a nest in a linen or white matte.
let me know if you are indeed interested.
I would be honored.
pve

Reese & Marie said...

Love the pictures and what an adorable camera. Thanks for inspiring all of us week after week!

Anonymous said...

love it

Brooke Ahana said...

thanks for sharing this tip. I'm working pretty hard to get better photos and do some collage-ing! this will really come in handy.

ReminisceHeirlooms said...

That is the absolute cutest camera.

The Lil Bee said...

I love it, too! I just bought it for Paul for his birthday. It's so cool looking and the photos are awesome.

Tina { Luphia Loves... } said...

love that camera, you take & edit to make the most beautiful photographs!