I spent the day on Monday at a local park taking photos. I brought along my boys and sent them off on a nature scavenger hunt to try to keep them occupied. That worked for the most part.
I was taking photos of adorable twin girls who are celebrating their second birthday on Saturday. It took a bit for them to warm up to me & they don't really like little boys but we overcame it & got some great photos - at least I think so.
Then I went home & started playing with them in Picnik. I don't have a regular photo editing program so I figured I'd try out this free one that is on-line. I had so much fun I finally had to make myself stop! I had taken just under 50 photos & by the time I was done playing I had doubled that number. I didn't even edit every single one.
Here is some of what I ended up doing...
This is the original photo.
I think this was my favorite effect for these photos. It's called "hdr-ish" & I think it makes them a bit cartoon-ish instead. I used this one a lot with these cuties.
This was another favorite. It's called "holga-ish" & it converts the photo to B&W & then adds a fade to the edges.
This was another favorite. It's an "infrared" effect, but I found by adjusting it some, I could get the look of a tinted B&W photo.
This one is just plain fun. It's called "cinema." I think that's pretty self-explanatory.
This effect is called "lomo-ish." These photos took well to this one.