Welcome back to one of my favorite features of the week — Photo Friday! This week I chose a favorite photo to show you how to edit a photo for sharing on your social media channels and make it blog worthy.
Photography is becoming a major hobby in my life. I find myself keeping a camera with me to capture spontaneous images. This hobby is also translating into helping grow my blog by sharing great images.
Here is the image of the week, if you well; I love this photo of my daughter and her friend peering into a creek. This is the original image without any edits. I added my watermark and blog address at the bottom.
How did I edit this photo to make it more interesting? I used ADOBE LIGHTROOM for the first edits such as exposure adjustments, lighting, tone (yellow or blue), saturation, and cropping. Then I moved onto PICMONKEY.
If you do not have Adobe Lightroom I think Picmonkey is a great photo editing option.
In Lightroom I created a black and white version of the original. I could have done this PicMonkey too but I was already in Lightroom experimenting. I uploaded the image to my PicMonkey account and started playing. First I added my web page watermark. Then I moved on to framing tools. I used the Daguerreotype framing feature to give the image an aged look. I love the effect.
This is the same photo but with enhanced color (saturation and vibrance) done in Lightroom (I love my Lightroom!). In PicMonkey I added the watermarks and the framing. For this shot the framing is the Photo Corners.
Photo and Image Editing Resources
Cruising the internet I found several image, graphic, and infographic resources to easily create for your blog. Some of these I had not heard of but will love testing them out. I’d love to hear which platforms you use to create graphics and images for your blog. My favorites so far are PicMonkey and Canva.