Saturday, February 8, 2014

How to Make your Pictures Look Professional

I'm literally terrible at taking pictures. I have a Nikon DSLR- no idea how to work it other than to put it onto Auto (lame). So, I've resorted to my iPhone and now I just snap away and then fix them afterwards with AMAZING apps I found!! So, I'll share with you my *secrets* and by secrets, I mean the directions in how to use the app, haha.

Step 1. Take a picture. Open your blinds anytime when the sun is out (now is perfect if you have a lot of snow- I've found the light is even brighter & better). Best scenario: light is behind you/baby in front of you

2. AfterFocus- I believe this app is like $1.99. You upload your photo with it and then mark with your finger in white (focus) the area to focus and in black (background) the area to blur. You can also adjust the edges (feathering) and adjust how blurry you want the background to be. 

3. Photoshop Express (PS Express)- I'm pretty sure this app is free, but the package you need is $4.99. Now, upload picture you just blurred from AfterFocus and click on the Reduce Noise feature. Use that sliding scale to gauge how much noise you want reduced. No idea WHAT that means, but it makes it look beautiful and professional, ha.

4. Share it with everyone to see how great you are at taking pictures. Or, like me, you just know how to spend money on apps.

Lastly- recently I found a new app called WaterLogue- it's $2.99. It takes your pictures and makes them look like a water color. What I've learned is- use pictures that do not have a human face staring right into the lens- it turns out very creepy. Landscapes, flowers, pictures of the nursery, or side of face shots come out great. AMAZING gift idea to have it printed and framed! Hello Valentine's Day gift! 


  1. Um I am a little in love with your blog. I feel like it's everything I've researched and come to love about raising a baby! Just last night I was reading it and I told my husband you made having twins looks easy and fun and I hope round two we have twins because with a schedule I think I could handle it. Haha I'm sure I would be singing a different tune after they were born, but anyway I just love the advice and good things you have to say. Keep writing!

    1. Jamie- thanks so much! In our house, having twins is THE best! I really feel lucky you be a part of their special relationship. Thanks for reading!

  2. oakley outlet,
    oakley sunglasses wholesale,
    cheap nhl jerseys,
    ray ban sunglasses,
    coach outlet,
    coach outlet,
    montblanc pens,
    cheap jordans,
    michael kors handbags,
    roshe run,
    prada handbags,
    hollister uk,
    nike mercurial,
    michael kors outlet,
    replica watches,
    true religion jeans,
    beats headphones,
    swarovski outlet,
    prada shoes,
    louis vuitton,
    pandora jewelry,
    toms outlet,

  3. camisetas futbol baratas,
    ray-ban sunglasses,
    minnesota vikings jerseys,
    ed hardy outlet,
    beats by dre,
    karen millen uk,
    oklahoma city thunder,
    converse sneakers,
    ugg boots clearance,ugg australia,uggs on sale,ugg slippers,uggs boots,uggs outlet,ugg boots,ugg,uggs
    tods shoes,
    oakley canada,
    fitflop shoes,
    ravens jerseys,
    oakley,occhiali oakley,oakley italia,oakley occhiali,oakley sunglasses
    louis vuitton outlet,
    louis vuitton handbags outlet,
    ralph lauren,polo ralph lauren,ralph lauren outlet,ralph lauren italia,ralph lauren sito ufficiale
    swarovski outlet,
    lacoste shirts,
    longchamp handbags outlet,
    los angeles clippers,

  4. jianbin0924
    the north face jackets
    north face outlet online,
    chicago blackhawks,
    chicago bears,
    green bay packers,
    new orleans saints,
    oakland raiders,
    philadelphia eagles,
    san francisco 49ers,
    atlanta falcons,
    dallas cowboys,
    indianapolis colts,
    kansas city chiefs,
    miami dolphins,
    minnesota vikings,
    new england patriots,
    new york giants,
    new york jets,
    pittsburgh steelers,
    seattle seahawks,
    washington redskins,
    arizona cardinals,
    baltimore ravens,
    denver broncos,
    chicago bulls,

  5. This comment has been removed by the author.

  6. This comment has been removed by the author.

  7. This comment has been removed by the author.


Related Posts with Thumbnails