Yes, this is a silly blog title! But it really does sum up what editing is for me…magic! Different photographers have different things they hope to achieve in their images. Some want to document the moment exactly as it is (like a new image), others want to create images that bring out an old world romantic feeling in their images. For me, I like things to be happy and playful. I like to surround myself with little things that make me smile….glitter, kittens, rainbows, smiling sushi kitchen towels (yes, they exist), kittens, sunshine, hot pink shirts and of course kittens. So for me photography is my way to capture or create a happy place with some of the things I love. I am happy that it seems I have some fans that enjoy my work (shout out to my fans…You two rock!), but I create for myself first to get away from the stresses, drama and sadness of the “real world”. I am sure there will be some that that see these before and afters, and prefer the before images, and that is cool. Some photographers may look at these and say they aren’t pure since I did so much editing, and that is fine too. But I wouldn’t change it. These are for me. Also sometimes I am bad about wishing for perfect lighting, perfect backgrounds, etc….so for me editing helped me to achieve the things I wished for.
All the images below were shot with my Sony A7rII and either my Canon 85 1.2II or my Zeiss 135 1.8. In these first images I used Chasing Light Action’s new Floral Overlays to add some color to the backgrounds of these images. I am having issues uploading images since WordPress’ new update and had to greatly reduce the size of these images, so I apologize for quality.
These two were taken with the new Sony 24-70 2.8 GM.
I did a lot of hand edits on these in Photoshop. As always the actions used were mainly from Chasing Light… I am addicted to them all!
The collar shown on my Dobie is from Sexy Beast.
Once again I apologize for rambling as well as for the image quality. Feel free to ask any questions! 🙂
Hi! I am Brittney Gobble, and I have been an animal lover since I was able to crawl after a cute puppy or kitten. When I was about 6 I told my mom I was going to be “rich” one day. When she asked what did “rich” mean, I quickly responded “It means I can have lots of pets!”. I suppose I have achieved that dream…. I married my veterinarian (and love of my life) in 2006 and now breed and show top quality Sphynx cats. I have three beautiful kids and many “four legged” family members running around. A couple of years ago I picked up a camera to begin photographing my kittens, and from there my love of photography has grown. There is nothing that I love more then capturing the “look” in an animal’s eye that truly shows their personality.