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Daring Greatly

Updated 12/9: 

For this next photo, I am looking for some help and constructive feedback. One of the things Cory talks about in his class is editing using the Filterstorm app. The aspect of this app that I have been trying to practice with and figure out has been the "clone" feature. 

Below is a photo that I have been practicing on. I would love some feedback on how I can imprve this edit. Thank you for the help!

Here is the unedited photo: 

Here is the edited photo: 

Updated 12/2: 

I was on my way to work this morning and saw this solo tree and had to grab a photo. Going back to work after a long holiday weekend can sometimes feel like a fog so I thought this photo was pretty fitting. 

Edit: The weird thing about this photo was that it wasn't straight when I took it. I used snapseed to crop and straighten it. I also used snapseed to add brightness and contrast. Then I put a filter on it in afterlight. I used the "russ" filter but only 20% because I didn't want to wash out the tree completely. 

Hope everyone had a good Thanksgiving or just weekend in general!

Updated 11/22: 

Here's a photo from my adventure this weekend traveling back to Ohio. I'm headed back east for the holidays and had to stop along the way to catch this fog. 

Edit: I used the Snapseed app to crop, add brightness and ambiance. Then I used the Camera + app to add backlight. Finally, I used the Valencia filter in Instagram. My favorite thing about this photo is the path off to the left of the photo. I like how it is a part of the photo, but not the main focus. 

Updated 11/17: 

Went hiking this weekend at a local state park. One of my favorite things about this park is the access/views you have of different waterfalls.

Edit: I used the Snapseed app to crop, add brightness and ambiance. Then I used the "rise" filer in Instagram. I liked the window that the trees formed with the fog and waterfall. Do you think the trees are too dark? This is the one thing I wasn't sure about. 

Updated 11/14: 

I went hiking today at Rattlesnake Lake, near Seattle, Washington.

Edit: I used the Snapseed app to crop, add brightness and ambiance. Then I used the Afterlight app to add the "finn" filer. I tried to go for the rule of thirds, that Cory mentioned in the video lessons. 

What are your thoughts on this edit? Is there anything I should change/do differently in the future? Thank you guys for the help and support!

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Hi guys, 

My name is Jimmy Balough and I'm 25 years old and work out in the Mountain West/Pacific Northwest. One of the cool things about what I do for a living, is that I'm always traveling and get to go to new places every week.

While on the road, one of my biggest passions has turned into mobile photography. It's been a great way to challenge myself to explore new places and see what different parts of the country have to offer.

For my project, I'm going to upload a few of my favorite photos so you can get a taste of some of my work. Then my plan is to use the lessons I have learned from this class and start uploading brand new photos.

I would love any advice, constructive criticism, etc. so I can continuously keep improving. 

I'm looking forward to the class and getting to know everyone. Thanks!

-Jimmy

p.s. If you are interested in seeing my instagram account, here is my page:

http://instagram.com/jimmybalough

This is a photo from this past September in Apsen, Colorado. The thing that really caught my eye was the morning light coming across the trees.

When I edited this photo I used the Camera + app with the vibrant effect. Then I used the rise filter in Instagram. 

This is a photo from a few weeks ago. I was in Boise, Idaho and was headed to Portland for business. I had to wake up early at 6 a.m. and drive across the entire state (which wasn't a bad drive at all). Right as the sun was starting to rise the fog started to pick up and I could barely see 50 ft. in front of me. There was hardly anyone on the road so I decided to get out and try and capture my surroundings the best I could.

When I edited this photo I used the Afterlight app and used the guest filter of Russ. Then I used the rise filter in Instagram. 

This is a photo from this past August, back in my hometown of Akron, Ohio (Fun fact about me, I went to high school with Lebron James). One reason why this is one of my favorite photos is the way the leaves and branches bend to give it an almost canopy like feel. This is one of my favorite places to just get lost for an hour or so and clear my head free of distraction. 

When I edited this photo I used the Camera + app with the backlit and vibrant settings. Then I used the Afterlight app and used the guest filter of Russ.

This is another photo from my trip through Colorado. One the left hand side of the photo you can see a road bending around the corner. You come around these mountains on roads such as the one pictured above. When I came around that particular road however I looked over hundreds of trees with the backdrop of the mountains. The leaves were just starting to change colors and it was one of those fall days you will never forget. 

I edited this photo with the camera + app using the backlight feature. Then I used the Afterlight app and did the guest filter of Russ.

This is one of my more recent photos that I took last week. I was in Oregon last week near Salem and one of my favorite places to go while I'm there is Silver Falls State Park. It's an awesome park with great trails and even better waterfalls. Anyways, this is a photo from my hike in the early morning. The thing I liked most about this photo is the fog hitting the trees in the background. Ever since coming to the PNW I have a new appreciation for overcast skies and foggy mornings. 

This photo was edited with the Camera + app using the backlight feature. Then I used the Afterlight app and did the guest filter of Russ.

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