As a photographer I have many images that have never made it off my hard drive after I have shot them. Whether it is a snapshot of my kids or something I shot because I thought it would be cool, it just sits there. I think this is a problem that most photographers have!
This project allows me to take a mediocre image (at best) from my archive and try to edit it so it looks good. I plan on doing one image a week for now and see how things go. This project forces me to go through all of those old images in my archive and sharpens my editing skills.
I have tried to come up with an original personal project for some time now and believe this is the one for me. If you are a photographer reading this hopefully it inspires you to attempt an original personal project of your own.
Here is the criteria I am using for this project:
- The original image must not be from a client shoot
- The image must look ok, not great
- I only get 10 minutes to edit the image (In one program only)
Here is the first image I have chosen for this project. I snapped this in 2010 on a family outing and apparently have not thought about it since. I must have seen something I liked or I would not have taken the picture!!
Leave a comment and let me know if you like the original or the edited version better.