A lovely friend of mine, and fellow blogger got some weird critique. Well, weird to me. She was told “You need better PS skills.” This was in response to her applying to blog for someone.
My advice in response was basically this. If their products are so bad that they require you to photoshop them, no one should be wearing them anyway.
I can certainly see the value of photoshop in magazines, as a high level of editorial presentation is expected. However, we’re bloggers. If you’ve got photoshop and do a tweak here or there then that’s lovely but really to me, it’s just never been a deal breaker.
In fact, I’ve never used it. I have had some failed forays into gimp and I’ve given it up. I’ve decided that other than the odd filter provided by an online editor like picmonkey or something, if I can’t make it happen using styling, high rez photo and windlight…well, it just doesn’t need to happen.
There’s tons of things that could be “fixed ” in this pic or that pic or what have you. But the thing is THIS – wouldn’t you like to see how it’s going to look in YOUR SL? If it’s a bit wonky but cute, wouldn’t you like to know that?
You can do a lot to spice up your photos with online editor, kick up the fun as it were. Such as this….
I shot two pictures, and just used the collage feature and lined them up. I had to shoot it three times to get it exactly right. It’s still not perfect. But hey, it’s kind of close.
All this being said, my message is this. It’s Valentine’s day and what better day to choose to love what you do? Love it the way you do it. Yes, learn, evolve, try a new thing or two. But one thing is NEVER going to be the reason you aren’t good enough. Some people just don’t like your style. That’s ok, some people don’t like my style. That’s awesome, it’s not for them then, is it?
I hope you never stop doing what you love, and loving what you do. I think you’re lovely.
Gidge is Wearing:
Ring: (Yummy) True Fate Ring – Gold – Opal
Head: .LeLutka.Mesh Head-ARIA v1.3
Skin: Pink Fuel
Hair: Doe: Bryn (Two-Tone) – Fatpack
Bikini: erratic / eunice – bikini bottom / SE (maitreya)
erratic / eunice – bikini top / SE (maitreya) COLLABOR88
Body: Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V3.4
Chair: Winx and Flair – Temptation Lounge
All photos cropped only. No filters. No PS. Have a nice day.
|Vic Lenoirre||I use PS a little but if I blog, I try not to edit the item too much unless my skin is showing. I really don't usually edit my shape.I have several copies of my shape and I try to delete them lol.|
|Misha||that's really nice, and she's right. It's really frustrating as a consumer to see an ad or blog post that's so PS'd, that what you get, is not even close to what you see|
|Raynee||If I'm looking at a picture that's supposed to be all artsy or more about the scenery or feel of it I don't mind PS but if you're trying to show me how a product will look, then yes, less PS.|