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Okay, all this is pretty new to me, but I need to learn how to process my photos. 

I used to use picnik online, until Google bought it and absorbed it. Of course, this was a very basic and low-grade program; however, it did have lots of filters and effects, that I found fun to mess around with. Since then, I've used nothing. No post processing; just raw images. 

I've always used point and shoot digital cameras, and held the concept that mastering a rudimentary tool is far more admirable than skimming the surface with an advanced tool. The fact that I could never afford a professional camera may have biased me in that direction, alongside seeing friends get into photography as a hobby, buy thousands of dollars worth of state-of-the-art equipment, only to use it twice a month. So I have a great respect for getting a beautiful, crisp capture with a less-likely device, and I think I've done just that, on occasion!

I actually don't even have a proper camera anymore; the advent of cell phone cameras, and my acquisition of an iPhone as well as an app called Camera+, totally took over. But I DO still have over 9,000 images from years passed to go through- including some that I've posted- to play with. 

This is my goal: take good images and make them great; bring out the potential in my pictures and make them awe-inspiring. Begin the transition from amateur to professional.  

So I'm dipping my toes into photo editing, starting with Pixlr online (beginner friendly, but slow), Adobe Photoshop's Lightroom, and eventually Photoshop. I've used photoshop a little, but only for very basic and very specific functions. So I'm pretty much starting from ground zero. I've watched a few tutorials on YouTube (thanks so far to LightroomZen!) and remember as I write this that deviants here create wonderful tutorials as well. 

Please share any great tutorials you come across, on here and from around the web. All your input is loved and appreciated.
Cheers!
la.reina

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Marotto Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ur gallery is a very pleasant trip!
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caidogirl Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2013
Why thank you! I hope you enjoy the new additions to the journey :D
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Graveburial Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2010  Professional Photographer
Here is what kurts-stolen-moments said about one of your photos from our May photo safari, Lars:
"You are correct. She is stunning. Keep shooting her she has great potential." This is a compliment/observation from a very talented photographer. Looking forward to it when it warms up, and you want to get out and play again.
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caidogirl Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2010
His style is quite like yours; I can see why you two are connected. Please thank him for me :)
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Graveburial Featured By Owner May 11, 2010  Professional Photographer
Artist from Victoria - would you endeavour to be my creative muse in nature, with this photographer capturing you on film at Thetis Park, or perhaps Goldstream Park? I'm just up the road in the Comox Valley, if it piques your creative interest.
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caidogirl Featured By Owner May 14, 2010
Hmm that sounds like an interesting idea. How about you send me a note with some details (costs, dates & times etc) and we'll work something out :)
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Graveburial Featured By Owner May 26, 2010  Professional Photographer
Great job on Tuesday, Lars. For a neophyte, you were awesome. You've seen the results, and I look forward to another creative endeavour with you. Frozen blueberries in milk - yummy. Have some blackberry jam for you, which is great on toast in the morning. That or flapjacks or French toast.
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caidogirl Featured By Owner May 26, 2010
Thanks Jules. As for that blackberry jam, I'd probably use it all up on bread and French toast. Yum!
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Mikla-9 Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hi, I tried drawing the car again if you want to check it out it´s in my gallery:)
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caidogirl Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2010
Thanks for the update! Man it sucks not having a scanner, I know!
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