I don’t set out to deceive.
In fact, I go into a mild state of cognitive dissonance sometimes when I’m editing a photo.
I started to learn Photoshop as a young journalist. Stationed in Kamloops, B.C., at a small triweekly newspaper, we were presented with our first negative scanner and Photoshop 2.0.
We were warned upon threat of joblessness to maintain the integrity of the moment, to do nothing more to an image than adjust for exposure and maybe a little bit of sharpness.
Since jumping into the world of pet photography in Spokane, WA, I’ve had to broaden my skillset and learn things like head swaps, background blurs and color toning.
Because creating art isn’t always about clicking the shutter release button.
Bella and the butterfly
I’ve broken a few hearts with this one.
The butterfly in the image above is an overlay. I’m sorry.
I caught Bella in a perfectly pensive mood but the more I looked at the image, the more I thought she needs to be looking at something.
Several friends have commented on it and I always feel the need to tell them the truth.
It isn’t real. I’m sorry.
My husband carps on this all the time, especially when I add a sun flare to create some interesting light.
That’s what created the backlight on this one of Maverick.