Thursday, August 12, 2010

Learning Curve

I've spent some time playing around with Photoshop Elements this week

And by "playing," I mean crying hysterically and asking "Why won't you listen to me?!"

I may have also made a desperate call to my brother-in-law.

And may have sent an email to Rachel begging for help.

Sorry about that guys.

I have, however, learned alot.

I've watched a ton of tutorials and read a bunch too.

I'm making progress and that feels great.

One thing I learned how to do was to make a watermark.

Although most of my pictures mean nothing now, and I doubt someone would take them, I still wanted to learn how to protect my images in the future.

In case, you know, I'm ever any good.Italic

Just in case.

But first I had to come up with something to put on the watermark.

Should I give myself I name? Really? I thought it might be a little too pretentious to call what I do photography yet.

And I knew I didn't just want to put my name on there. You know, Brittney Galloway, and that's it.

In the end, and after hours of talking this through with my sweet husband {who wanted me to find some cutsey Arabic word to use and I really. Really. didn't} I decided to go ahead and give myself a "photography," name.

Because I could.

So, without further ado, please welcome ....

Ruby Key Photography

I wish I had a reason for the name. I mean, a good reason. But, alas, I'm just one of those people who likes rhyming names, and I wanted to include the "Ruby," from my blog "Far More Than Rubies."

And Ruby Bee sounds a little scary. Like an angry insect.

and Ruby Tree? Yup, that didn't work for me either.

So Ruby Key it was.

Plus, I could make a watermark out of a key. Score.

So here's my first fully edited, processed, and watermarked photo.

I can't wait until we're around people again and can start taking more photos!


d.a.r. said...

Oh my goodness, it is gorgeous!! That is a really amazing photo!

Natalie said...

it looks great-love it!

Brittany said...

You rock girl!

You're an awesome photogrpher, and this will be perfect! :))

Alison said...

Love the name! It's perfect! You're a great photographer!!

Rachel said...

Wish I could have been more help!

Jessica said...

Looks really good! I love it!

Kelley said...

love love love it!

Lauren said...

Love looks so great! I'm currently fighting WW3 with Photoshop Elements...apparently it doesn't really enjoy the Windows 7 operating system. It's been wonderful!

Anne @ Sincerely, Britches said...

That is SOOO cool! And Ruby Key is adorable.

Anonymous said...

LOVE that name and LOVE that picture!!

Brian and Ashley said...

Brittney! It looks great! The picture is awesome too... You are so talented!