BlissBranch

How I Edit Photos Using Afterlight

Karsyn DuPree1 Comment

So I've been asked many times what I use to edit my photos, how I get my house so bright, how do I capture the best lighting, etc.

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The truth is, though I adore and strive for perfect lighting as much as possible, sometimes it's just not gonna happen. Whether I do or don't have absolute perfect natural light, I always use the photo-editing app Afterlight to perfect my photos. It's available for purchase in the iTunes App Store and I believe it's also available for Android.  

 

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Heres a quick run down and step-by-step of how I typically handle my photos.  

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^I will be taking this left photo.  

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First, I usually bring the temperature of my photos down. This particular photo wasn't TOO yellow, so I only brought it down to -17. 

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I've adjusted the brightness twice here.  

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Secondly, I always adjust the brightness. If anything else, I want a crispy and pretty photo, and usually (as in this case) I bring the brightness up up and away! If it doesn't get bright enough of you bring the brightness up to 100+, that's okay! Just hit the check and do it again (as I did here) .

Sometimes, this is enough. Usually, I just stop here, and BOOM! Not over-edited, just brightened and more enhanced. Sometimes, however, I want a bit more warmth and color so.. 

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I'll bring up the saturation! Don't be afraid of a little color pop! Afterlight saturation is really natural, and won't flush out skin tones like other photo editing software.

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Lastly, and this is fully optional, you can bring up the shadows, giving your photo a dusty look.  

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Eight Months!

Karsyn DuPree1 Comment

Oh. My. God. 

It's almost been eight months since Collin and I got married. That's crazy! Does it not feel like it JUST happened?! 

The day after tomorrow will be Saturday, January 17th, and we will have been married for almost the amount of time it takes to carry a child and eight months is longer than an entire semester at school. It just absolutely blows my mind. 

The first few months were amazing in the sense that we were married and it was just infinitely fabulous. Our honeymoon began it all. We spent time in Colorado alone, then with my family, climbed mountains, drove through the most breath-taking mountains, and basically just absolutely killed it in our first month. 

Our second month was amazing in the sense that we were married and it was just infinitely fabulous aside from the fact that we hated our jobs. Collin was working as an electrician apprentice alongside his brother, Weston, and honestly, it was just an underpaid, insanely dangerous job. I mean, he's a stupid-handsome, stupid-talented guitar player who's twenty years old and he was crawling around in attics in over a hundred degrees in the middle of a Texas summer checking wealthy folks' wiring everyday. He would work from 7-5:30 everyday, but mostly he worked overtime, usually until around 7 each night. He broke his foot, his brother got heat-stroke and ended up in the hospital, and he had a nail go through his other non-broken foot.

I told him he had to quit, and I didn't give a flying fork what we had to do instead. I would work my juice bar/barista job from 5:30am-close everyday if I had to, but he was NOT going to die in some random stranger's attic before he could even turn of age to share a bottle of wine with me at dinner somewhere fancy. 

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All the while, BlissBranch was kinda happening. I mean, I was selling old clothes to make up for my hours getting cut, and to just clear out my closet. It started like that and boom, we quit our jobs and began to do it full time. We've worked our asses off, and we won't ever stop working our asses off for BlissBranch, but we LOVE it. I love it. I'm so grateful. I'm literally in heaven everyday and I don't take any of it for granted. 

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