There is something magical that happens when a scrapbooker becomes a photographer. Suddenly your photo is not just well lit, well composed, and well shot, but it also, and importantly, captures the essence of the relationships, and the personality of the photographed, and often does it with a background that reflects who you are and what you love. So it is with Maggie Holmes. Her photos are not only exquisite, but also charming and delightful.
Now when that same amazing photographer creates some actions to edit her photos, you know they will appeal not just to your inner photographer, but also to your outer scrapbooker. You will love how the colors pop,
and the way you can play with the hues to be more evocative of the photo's mood.
Photo actions simply add that extra bit of love that help to make your photos embellishments, too.
So today, it is lights, camera, action! Or actions, actually. For it is
to bring you not one, but three action sets!
The first is Maggie's Color Action Set which includes four actions: Simple Color Boost, Color Pop, Extreme Color, and Lighten Up. The Simple Color Boost is perfect for your every-day photos, giving you a little more color and punch without having to spend a lot of time editing. Color Pop and Extreme Color enhance the vibrant colors and help provide an artistic contrast. The Lighten Up action is a bonus action that you can use as an initial step (before you run the other actions) if your original image is underexposed or dark. You can check out some before and after examples here.
The second is Maggie's Color Mix Action Set which includes five actions: Urban, Sun Kissed, Antique, Urban Cross, and Urban Cool. With these you can make your photo more moody, more sunny, and just more cool. Again, check out examples here.
The third is Maggie's Vintage Action Set which includes three actions: Basic Vintage, Warmer Vintage, and Yellow Vintage. Softly desaturating, while leaving an antique hue behind, these actions help bring an bit of edgy antique to your contemporary photos. Before and after examples are here.
Now, if you have basic questions about what an action is, you can read here. If you have questions about running an action, Maggie has instructions here. And Maggie keeps a remarkable photography blog wherein she often posts photos and tells you the edits and actions that she has run. If you are not picked as the lucky number, you may purchase any of Maggie's actions or if you want to learn to improve your photography skills to give you a better starting photo, we suggest you look into Maggie's Photography Workshop. It's a beginning/intermediate photography workshop that runs 6 weeks
and teaches you all you need to know to shoot in manual mode and helps you to take
your photography to the next level. Maggie has a remarkable ability to explain things in a way that makes
difficult concepts seem easy. You will quickly be shooting in manual mode and you will be so proud to see how much better your images can be after
just 3 weeks of the course. Maggie's next class
starts January 4th and registration is currently open. What a great early Christmas present!
If you would like to be considered for the action sets, please leave a comment telling us your favorite action. It doesn't just have to be a photo action. It can be a karate move, an action movie, an act of kindness. Anything that comes to mind if you hear the word, "action!" Comments will remain open until 11:00 pm PST. Three lucky numbers will be selected and posted tomorrow. Be sure to check back to see if you are one of the lucky ones!
It is the responsibility of the commenters to check back to see if their number has been selected. Lucky numbers must provide their contact information to us at writeclickscrapbook at gmail dot com by midnight Saturday.