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Poinsettia image edited with onOne software

Original Poinsettia image

I take a lot of photographs. Some are for my fine art series that show in museums and galleries. Some are strictly personal; a record of my life. Others are for commercial purposes. I have looked at millions of images, so it takes something special to get me excited. Sometimes an image needs a little extra help. When I want to spice it up, I use onOne software. In the images of the poinsettia above, there is a drastic difference between the color image and the black and white. The color image is the original. I don’t think it is memorable. It has the makings of a great black and white, so I used onOne Perfect Photo Suite 6 and started working the magic. It ended up being my holiday greeting card. The positive response was overwhelming.

Nashville cup edited with onOne software

Look at the difference between the two Nashville cups. There’s nothing wrong with the original below, but the vibrant version above, is much more engaging.

Nashville cup, original image

Next, let’s see what you can do with a landscape photograph. It only took two clicks to get the effect I had in mind. When you compare the original to the edited version, you can see that I added a color pop, a softer look, and a border.

Bear Lake, edited with onOne software

Original Bear Lake image

Below is an example of how you can take an average photo and turn it into something worth looking at. The army boots in the original version are not very memorable. By adding some contrast, texture, and glow with onOne, I got the photograph I envisioned.

Army boots image edited with onOne software

Army boots, original version

If you want to see what I have done with an entire series of work, click here to see Things We Leave Behind. I edited completely with onOne software. Why? I wanted to give it an ethereal look. As if the person who had lived in this house had one foot in our world, and one in the next. You can’t get that type of look without some fancy editing. This series has been successful enough to have three exhibits lined up so far, and more to come.

Now you get a prize for reading through this post. OnOne is having a $100 off sale on Perfect Photo Suite 6 – but only until February 15th. That makes the price for the whole suite only $199. Very reasonable for all of the things you can do to your images. Click on this link to automatically get your whopping discount:

Have fun with Perfect Photo Suite 6, and send me your edits to share.


About Gina Genis

Hi Friends, I'm a photographer and artist who lives in Washington DC. I have two blogs. The Gina Genis Blog is about art and photography. My new blog, DC Discoveries is dedicated to showing you everything from fashion to art, food to entertainment in all sections of the District. I hope you will take the journey with me. I exhibit my work in museums and galleries across the U.S. I'm included in the permanent collections of the Sackner Archive of Concrete and Visual Poetry, the Otto G. Richter Library Special Collections Division of the University of Miami, Hard Rock Casino, Orange County Transit District, IBM, and the Sarah and Adam Markman Collection among others. My series "Window Peeping" was included in OsCene 2010 at the Laguna Art Museum, Truman State University, Fellows of Contemporary Art, Biola University, and solo shows at Gallery 825 and Cypress College. The "June Gloom" series was exhibited in a solo show at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. The "Kala" series has been exhibited at MPLS Photo Center, Cypress College, and Gallery 825. "Economy Portraits" was created as an Artist In Residence project at the Huntington Beach Art Center, and was awarded "Best Art Show of 2011" by the OC Weekly. I curated Wide Angle View, an exhibit of 16 international, award-winning photo and multi-media journalists at the Orange County Center for Contemporary Art to much critical acclaim. Recent reviews of my work have appeared in the Huffington Post, Art Scene, OC Weekly, Orange County Register, New University, Riviera Magazine, Coast Magazine, Huntington Beach Independent, and appeared on CNN, NBC, ABC, and more. I lead the Gina Genis Photo Workshops where I show beginning and intermediate photographers how to jump to the next level with their work. I also teach online photography courses through The Compelling Image.

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