Friday, April 30, 2010

Fix-It Friday

I heart faces is hosting Fix-It Friday once again and I am joining plenty of others in taking this photo, adding my own edits, and linking up to show it off. Join in the fun!



Thursday, April 29, 2010

Before and After Blog Hop

I'm joining Monica, from Pixel Perfect, again in this weeks before and after blog hop. If you want to join in visit her blog and link up.  Your SOOC (straight out of camera) picture and edited picture should be in your post along with what program you used to edit and starting this week she asked us to tell what camera we use to shoot. Enjoy!



I took this photo with my Canon 450D (XSi) and edited it in PSE7.

Wednesday, April 28, 2010


Well, if you haven't noticed already I have done a bit of reorganizing. Part of my goals for a lifestyle change was to pursue photography more and I've done just that. I was sort-of pushed in the direction of starting a company of my own because of an opportunity too big to pass up. I am still very much in the "infant" phase of this, and fully expect to grow and practice and get much, much better as time goes on. Since I have taken this step, and reached this part of my goal, though, I only thought it appropriate to give the photography thing the space and attention it deserves. If you are not here because you support me on this journey, but rather were here to read about my ups and downs in the weight loss department, you can still read about that at my personal blog, Laugh Until You Cry.

Here at BMP Photography - The Blog, I will share with you sneak peaks into photo shoots I do as they come up, but I will continue participating in blog hops and memes geared toward making my photos and skills better. I would love feed back in any form, and look forward to having you along for this ride! Thanks for sticking around - the new address here is

Sunday, April 25, 2010

I Heart Faces - Smiles

This week at I heart faces the theme is "Smiles." What a great theme! I am excited to share my picture this week, enjoy!

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Before And After Blog Hop

Its Thursday! Time for Monica's Before and After blog hop. She hosts over at Pixel Perfect - go on over to check it out and link up!

This is an oldie but a goody. Taken last April, I was reminiscing and going through pictures and thought I'd edit a few. I love it! The edits were done in PSE7.



Monday, April 19, 2010

I Heart Faces - Collages

This weeks challenge at I Heart Faces is to share a collage with everyone. It would've been so easy to do an adorable collage of my handsome little boy, but I wanted to do something a little different. Here is a sampling of the gorgeous flowers you can already see around my yard. Enjoy!

Friday, April 16, 2010

Fix-It Friday

Its Friday and that means its time for another Fix-it! Every Friday IHeartFaces hosts "Fix-it Fridays" where you can download an original photo, edit it to your liking, then post your fixes and link up for others to see! Its a fun little way to get some practice and critique. Click on the logo - go check it out!

Here is this weeks original. Is this girl GORGEOUS or what?!

Edit 1:
Brightened things up, cropped a little and brought out her eyes.

Edit 2:
Dramatic change to B&W. This girl has amazing eyes, so I wanted to make sure those stayed the focus.

Edit 3:
Toned it down and added a little texture.

Edit 4:
Bright and sharp and beautiful. This was a great picture to work with! I enjoyed myself, if you couldn't tell :-)

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Before And After Blog Hop

Monica at Pixel Perfect does a blog hop on Thursdays that is called the "Before and After" blog hop. I enjoy it because I get to see the work of others as they edit their pictures and make them even more fantastic than they were to begin with. It really gets me practicing as well... as I work to hone in on my photo skills, both taking and editing.

My edits here were done in PSE7.

The original:

The edit:

This is a very dramatic edit for me personally, but in this case I think it works. I'm in love with the final result and just adore the vivid sunset colors.

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Before And After Blog Hop

Monica from Pixel Perfect hosts the Before and After Blog Hop and I am late to the game but I'm participating again. I've been home with my son this week and have had some great photo opportunities with him since we've been spending so much time outside. This one is from today, and I edited it with PSE7.



Look forward to hearing your thoughts! Happy Editing!

Friday, April 2, 2010

Fix-It Friday

Its time for Fix It Friday! Hooray, I love this, and I love that its Friday. A win-win situation. :-)

Today's adorable picture is great. I love that this little girl is just staring right into the camera. Instead of my usual PSE, I tried playing with Lightroom. Its way different, but I think the results are good, so that is all that really matters. I'm not sure I'm in love with Lightroom yet, though.


Edit #1:

Edit #2: