What\'s Your Play

Post processing plays a big part when going from taking a picture to making an image. Along the way, our own personal preferences, skills, mood and opinions shape the way the image will turn out. Because everyone is different and everyone has a unique way of looking at things, I’d like to invite you to Dolce Pics’ new, weekly, just-for-fun, activity we can all take part in. Ok, so here are the details:

  • Every Tuesday, I will post a “What’s Your Play?” high-resolution straight-out-of-camera (SOOC) JPG that you can download and “play” with.
  • All readers are invited to submit their own photos for manipulation by emailing a high res photo (preferably SOOC) to play [at] dolcepics [dot] com.  I’ll choose one at my discretion.
  • By submitting your photo, you agree to allow others to manipulate your photo.
  • Once you’ve completed “your play”, post a comment under the post of the image you played with and be sure to link to your processed version of the original.
  • Including some notes on your processing will be helpful. For example, the software used, main changes or reasons why you processed it that way.

That’s it! Pretty simple isn’t it?

So what’s the point of this?

I’m always so amazed at how different the same picture looks after it’s been in the digital hands of others. I find that it’s a great way to learn about different processing techniques rather than just sticking to the ’style’ we’re used to. Who knows? Maybe you’ll really like someone else’s processing and you can try it out yourself!

I’m really looking forward to seeing all your creativity and skills shine. You can start submitting your own photos as of now! Keep your eye out for the very first “What’s Your Play?” challenge. I hope you’re all game because I sure am!

Oh, and here’s a little button for you if you want to add it to your own blog:

Play Button

Click here for all the What’s Your Play assignments to date.

Laura is a Vancouver wedding and portrait photographer. Visit laurahana.com.