Sunday, November 2, 2008

too pretty to use


what i was trying to take with the polaroid (this & that), 
were these handmade soaps from dear joanna.
they are too pretty for me to use.  i will just keep them for admiring.

5 comments:

Ciyou said...

your photo shot looks great.
Those soap looks like eatable jelly~~

Can I ask, how do u edit your pictures at photoshop to get those picture in your website? I try to change the brigtness and contrast, but seems like don't have those effect u are having

joanna said...

they look especially nice in your photos!! ^__^

aileen :: motu said...

joanna ~ it's really because the *items* are nice!

ciyou ~ thx so much *shy shy*. do you adjust the brightness and contract under "Image" -> "Adjustments"? for this particular one, the original shot was quite dim (cos sunlight wasn't enough in my room), so i adjusted the brightness to almost +120. but i didn't adjust the contrast. not sure if it makes a difference, i used a DSLR, not my little canon ixus digicam. with the DSLR, i can take close-ups of zakka items while blurring the background by adjusting the focus. if you like i can email you the original picture and then you can try adjusting the brightness.

Ciyou said...

You have an DSLR too?? Wao~~ What model u use? Thats why your picture looks very good.

I usually take pictures at night, after work. So I couldn't have natural lighting and I must adjust the brightness at photoshop. But I didn't adjusted until that high.

DSLR is one of my wish list, I'm buzzing my bf to buy one....

aileen :: motu said...

ciyou ~ it's a canon 20D (actually quite old an model). yeah, hope your bf will get one soon! it will keep you very busy! i usually try to take pictures during the day on weekends cos during weekdays, i get off from work so late that i wouldn't be able to take any good pictures...