It was a dreary day here in Lawrence so I picked up a cheap bouquet of Roses to shoot this afternoon. I used my Nikon D800 and the Lensbaby Velvet 56 which is one of my favorite combinations for floral still life. I did some general edits, white balance, exposure, contrast in Lightroom Mobile and thought they were quite lovely but a bit bland. They needed a little boost.
Taking some time to capture and edit these simple still life photos gives me the opportunity to be creative with my editing which I restrain myself from with my portraits. I can add textures, crazy light and color and be as creative as I want. It soothes my soul.
For these images I used the Distressed FX app on my iPad. I added some textures and creative light to these photos and you can see what a difference it makes. My biggest problem is that I could spend hours playing with this app so I have to give myself a time limit. This app is pretty straightforward and it’s free for the basic pack with in app purchases. So why not try it out?
I have a difficult time deciding which one I like best, because I love them all for different reasons. Which one is your favorite? Leave a comment and let me know.
Here’s a quick screen capture from an edit in the Distressed FX app so you can see how easy it is to use.