PHOTO EDITING AND A BEAN DIP

My kids, especially my baby girl have been so sick over the past week. She is much better and going back to school tomorrow but we have been cooped up in the house since Friday. I wasn’t able to paint but I did spent a lot of time working on my photography skills and learning my camera a little bit more.
My friend Heather gave me some great advice on shooting in RAW format and doing my own processing in photoshop. I worked a lot on this, trying to figure out how to even OPEN a RAW file in my software. I bit the majority of my fingernails off and wanted to throw my computer a few times but overall, after I played with it for hours, I have to say I REALLY saw a difference, in white balance and color especially. Although I could do without the shadowing, this was one of my favorite practice shots.

I made some amazing bean dip from white navy beans. You can see here that I used the natural light coming in from the window but the white balance was still off as well as the coloring. It has  a blue tint.

I was able to give it a little more natural light and tweak the coloring a bit. It’s not where I want to be but it sure is better than where I used to be. The color is still just a tad off but it looks a lot more appetizing after the edit and it was delicious! We ate it with raw vegetables. I added some Mexican flavoring and it made a great replacement for guacamole.

HMMM…now that I look at it again, I should have removed that ring around the bowl! AH…the details!

Clean Eating Bean Dip
2 cups or one can of navy beans or any other white bean
1 tablespoon of olive oil
1 teaspoon of sea salt
1/4 cup cilantro
1 garlic clove
1 teaspoon cumin
(add more salt to taste if needed)
Process in food processor until smooth and serve with raw vegetables or use as a sandwich spread.

 

Comments

  1. Fantastic photos! I know what you mean about throwing the computer. With picnik closing, I am desperately trying to learn some new tricks.
    I am sorry your lil punkin was sick :( No fun when are kids are not feeling well. Have a lovely weekend.

  2. Fantastic photos! I know what you mean about throwing the computer. With picnik closing, I am desperately trying to learn some new tricks.
    I am sorry your lil punkin was sick :( No fun when are kids are not feeling well. Have a lovely weekend.

  3. Poor sick baby…glad to hear she's feeling better. I'm dealing with the same thing at my house. Your photography is beautiful. I am working on mine as well but it is so frustrating! I'm going to get my manual out and read about shooting in raw. No matter what I do the light in my photos is either too gold or too blue. What kind of lense do you use to get a very low f stop? I am sending you an email with questions about ordering chalk paint from Bham. Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

  4. Poor sick baby…glad to hear she's feeling better. I'm dealing with the same thing at my house. Your photography is beautiful. I am working on mine as well but it is so frustrating! I'm going to get my manual out and read about shooting in raw. No matter what I do the light in my photos is either too gold or too blue. What kind of lense do you use to get a very low f stop? I am sending you an email with questions about ordering chalk paint from Bham. Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

  5. Karen says:

    Great pictures! Glad your baby girl is feeling better. God bless x

  6. Karen says:

    Great pictures! Glad your baby girl is feeling better. God bless x