I love taking photos. I'm still learning the in's and out's of my dSLR camera - and I'm always open to learning new things, taking classes, etc. However, sometimes I still need a little help to bring out the best in a picture. Enter: Photo Actions. I'll admit it, right here, I used to be a photo snob and think that actions were ... well ... cheating. I mean, I was always striving for that perfect photo. I could do it. I didn't need help. Uh-huh. Now I've got quite a few actions in my digital arsenal - and I love them! Some add a softness to photos, some turn color to black 'n' white (some extremely so, some with softer coffee cream overtones) ... and now I have a new one that I think I'll be using quite a bit: Color Pop from Jennifer Valencia. Here's a before and after of a photo with Jen's action:
Pretty cool, huh? I used this photo in a layout - see below - with the April BYOC kits from Pixels & Company - well, this is Wanderlust from Wild Blueberry Ink.