Work flow… let’s talk about it.
I am not a person that likes to spend a lot of time in the digital darkroom. I would much rather be out creating things to shoot or, let’s be honest- doing nothing photography related and living life ;) I have been doing the same basic post processing since 2007 and have gotten it down to a science. There are a couple of things I can guarantee when you look at one of my images… 1) I shot in manual. This is the best way to ensure that you are exposing & creating the images that YOU want (not what the camera thinks is best)… 2) I have edited the shot with one of Nichole Van’s Flourish Actions. Her Essential Color Pop is on every single image you see. Even if I ‘play’ beyond, I use her for a base. There are many FANTASTIC actions sets out there… I just found when I was trying to get my work flow as simple as possible that hers allowed me the greatest control in the least amount of time. I love that you can erase parts of layers, adjust the opacity, turn them completely off… she gives you a bundle of goodness that you can completely individualize to your taste (& video tutorials on how to use them). I also love that she updates her actions and comes out with new creations that are already customized to work with what you have. Aaand she just updated everything! She has a new batching feature with the color pop action I use (loooove… SO much quicker) and all new goodies for you to check out!
Here is where it gets good…
If you go visit her site and then come back and leave a comment on which product you like best and why then you are entered to win a $75 Flourish gift certificate! In addition she is offering my blog readers the coupon code ‘Flourish2011′ for 25% off. If you combine that with her current multi-item discount that will give you up to 50% off. Nice, eh?
You can check out Flourish Emporium here where you can find all of her actions, textures, presets, borders, and templates (plus the new versions of her Essential Color Pop, Essential Black & White, Antique Vintage and Urban action sets that I mentioned). And if you visit her Facebook page here, you can download a freebie action, texture and template!
Hope it this helps some of you with the editing questions that you’ve sent. I really do like to keep things simple (& pretty) so thank you Nichole for creating something that does that perfectly ;)
Don’t forget to check out her new site and comment below to win the gift certificate!! I will announce a winner this Thursday :)