PhotoScape Editing

Let me preface this post by saying (again) that I am not a photographer. Taking pictures does not come naturally to me and it is definitely not one of my passions. However, in an effort to improve my blog, Etsy shop, and pattern photos, I am continually trying to learn more about photography.

When I first opened my Etsy shop and started blogging I was aware of two things. Some of my pictures were too dark, too bright, or not as clear as I would like them to be. Second, If I am going to build a presence on the web, an identifying watermark would be helpful.

Unfortunately I wasn't quite sure what to do about these issues. I was not about to invest hundreds of dollars in a fancy camera or photo editing software for a business venture that may or may not be successful. Not to mention the time it would take to learn how to use either of those.

Then one day when I was reading a craft/photography blog called Joy's Jots, Shots and Whatnots, the topic was photo editing and Joy talked about a free editing software called PhotoScape. I decided to give it a try.

PhotoScape has features that are quite helpful to a photography novice, like myself. Within no time I was resizing, cropping, brightening, and adding text watermarks to my pictures. All pretty basic stuff, but it helped.

After taking the product photography class on Craftsy and learning more about taking pictures and editing I started experimenting more with the features on my camera as well as some of the features in PhotoScape like adjusting the color temperature, white balance, contrast and blurring sections of photos.

Here's an example of how I edited my crocheted pumpkin picture.

Crochet Pumpkin Pattern by The Chilly Dog

Here's a sneak peek at how I edited the photo for an upcoming project.

Wine Bottle Hummingbird Feeder by The Chilly Dog

I'll never be a professional photographer, but I think my pictures are improving. For now, I'll keep practicing and over time I hope my crafting tutorials, inspirations and pictures will keep my blog readers coming back for more!

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The Chilly Dog: PhotoScape Editing
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Novice Photography Editing: PhotoScape - It's free and easy to fix your product pictures.
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