How To Process Your Images to Express Your Feelings

Express Your Feelings with Your Images

One of the biggest complaints I get is that people are frustrated because they “see” an image in their mind and they can’t or don’t know how to process to get the image from the mind to computer and printer.  So I decided to do a series to help you really focus on expressing yourself.

It takes time and persistence but you can learn if you really focus and play with your work. So let’s get started!

Tulip of the Angles

Tulip of the Angles

Take pictures of what you love.

You must really love the subject and how you took your shots.  If you’re not really digging the actual photograph then you won’t take the time to focus on details in post-processing.

Homework from the video: Photograph your main subject in a variety of ways. Work on your lighting and what’s in focus…pick images that you like. Merge them together (if needed) and clean them up. NOTE: Make sure your negative space isn’t too busy.

You don’t have to have several images to merge together but again you must have a shot that you’re really excited about.

Process your work to the extreme but always remember what you feel about it.

Homework from the video: Work on your image using the tips I’ve given you from this video. Remember what you do to your work must give you a feeling within yourself. It’s easy to forget what you really want to express when you’re experimenting.

NOTE: If you need textures you can get them free from me click below.…

Process your work in Layers and use Masks to make it feel.

Work on your image using the tips I’ve given you from this video. Remember what you do to your work must give you a feeling within yourself, don’t lose that.

Bonus video… It’s time to take your work to the next level.

How to Process Your Images to Express Your Feelings Bonus video is for those of you who want to be professional, who wants to take the time to really dive into your feeling with detail.

It would be good to keep this blog post link in your calendar so you can come back to the steps.  You won’t be able to do this in one day for sure.  I put this up on youtube and gave everyone two weeks to do their homework. I know these videos will help you think and feel your work with the steps I’ve talked about in the videos.

If you have questions please ask!  I’m here with you…and I always check my comments. 🙂



Janice Sullivan

Owner - Photographer at Sullivan J Photography
Janice Sullivan is a Fine Art Photographer who specializes in Macro, Landscape Imagery.When Janice isn’t out photographing, she is working on her membership program.Janice’s work has been published in a variety of publications and has her work in hotels and restaurants around the United States and Canada.

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