Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Bookography (8)


Is a fun new way to share the beauty of books with photography. Take a picture with the book being the focus or inspiration and share the picture(s) you have created for the week.

Hellbent by Cherie Priest


This is my first time using my Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 3. I have been going through the tutorials created by SLR Lounge which have been very helpful, I wouldn't have been able to even open anything up with out these. I still have a lot more tutorials to go through, but this is what I was able to accomplish so far. 

I was able to add a watermark, which Rachel of Fiktshun suggested would be a good idea to do. Thanks it is a must have. All of the other color, saturation, and everything else I just played around with till I got a pleasant and fun looking picture.

The book title does actually fit the mood I was feeling by the end of the night and the next morning. I was watching my mom's dogs, 3 Shiba Inus, which are very cute but they were driving me up the wall by the time I left for home. Tila (the subject) is the mellowest of the 3, she was just chilling laying in bed while I was reading. The other 2 Luna and Zoe were in my face, licking my face and hands while I was trying to read. Not very much fun. At 5:30am Zoe starting crying to be let out to go potty. They than proceed to chase a rabbit and attempt to kill it. This has been making my mom very nervous because Luna is pregnant and she doesn't want  a dog fight to ensue. Also I should mention it is pouring down rain, I was getting wet and I just want to crawl back into bed for another 2 hours, that didn't happen. So yes these little monsters are so cute, but they were bent on driving me to hell.

I still want to figure out how to add a white frame to the photo. Do you know how do it that? What program do I need for that feature?

If you would like to participate please do. I will try to post my Bookography post each week on Wednesdays. I would love if you would link back to my blog and share your own link in the comments.



Neri said...

I love this idea. I have a habit of taking pictures with books in the background while I'm on vacation. I would love to link up with your site. The before and after look great. I take the shots and hubby usually photoshops it for me. I'm not great with the editing. :(

Neri @ In the Name of Books

Kristina said...

@Neri That would be great if you were to participate. I am really enjoying taking book themed photos, playing around with them and sharing them. I hope you do add a picture when you can.

Chachic said...

Such a cute dog! Thanks for dropping by to check out my Shoot That Book feature. :) It really is fun to take pictures of books.