Explorer Extraordinaire

When I put this still shot together I was thinking of an early 19th century National Geographic Photographer. As a kid I used read my Grandfather's National Geographic collection spanning form the 1930s to current.  It was always the photographs they held my interest. When were you first captivated by photography?

Titled: Explore

Take your photos on an Adventure! 
  1. Add a the Sugar n Spice Texture blended on linear burn.  Slip the opacity just a few percent down
  2. Duplicate the layer [Ctrl J] and change this layer's blending mode to soft light.  Cut the opacity in half!
  3. For an aged look drop the Worn Paper Texture on top and set the blending mode to color.  Lower the opacity to reveal your photo's original colors
P.S.  You can download this tutorial to use in Photoshop on the Screencast page! And if you haven't already check out The Science of Textures ebook and Texture Giveaway!

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42 comments :

  1. I wouldlike to buy this pictuer, and put it on my wall, no joke.

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  2. LOL I actually just posted it in my Etsy shop. I'll add a link to the title, so you can check it out.

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  3. Thank you so much, Kristy, very much appreciated & I had no idea there were sooo many memes/photo challenges out there, but now I know where to go to get the 411! Thanks for the add & I've joined yours, too! =)

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  4. Very cool! I like this a lot. Thanks for sharing.

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  5. Very nice...I like the basket :)

    Maria.

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  6. Nice rustic touch. Cool compo, too!

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  7. Cool camera and great edit!

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  8. Thanks for stopping by my photo blog today. If you hadn't I wouldn't have been introduced to your lovely blog! ~ I signed up as follower hoping to learn something here. I've been saying for months that I'm going to learn photoshop but haven't done it! ~ Blessings to you.

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  9. Loving that camera! Want it!

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  10. Very vingtage. Super edit!

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  11. Great shot! Love the way you edited it!
    I've always been interested but I'm just beginning to learn more about photography now.
    Blogging has peaked the interest :-)
    blessiongs..Trish

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  12. I love your collages of items and the vintage effects you put on. They're so beautiful. Thank you for following my blog. :)

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  13. Lovely composition and processing!

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  14. Great edit and how many old cameras you have!?
    I did't know what to do after our high school ( which is little different than yours) so I went for two years adult education school to study photographing before I went to art school for four years.

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  15. Simply beauiful! I became interested in photos really more recently with the birth of my son in 08!

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  16. Hi Kristy!
    This is really so beautifully composed. Just love it!
    I think my love for photography began with my Father's old Polaroid camera. Loved everything about it, and still do.
    Thank you so much for sharing it at The Creative Exchange this week. It is just perfect for it!

    Have a wonderful evening!
    lisa.

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  17. Wow! How beautiful!
    -Danielle

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  18. Beautiful! I love it!

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  19. I'm such a dork when it comes to things like photoshop. I try, but...

    I love the effect on yours.

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  20. I love it! Your edit looks amazing & I absolutely love the vintage feel it has!

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  21. I love this photo! I still need lots of practice when it comes to Photoshop. Thanks for the links to the photo challenges. I want to try and do more of those :). Thanks for the sweet comment on my blog!

    P.S. I really like your blog. I'll definitely be following it :).

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  22. This is great! The warmer tones and old fashioned textures make all the difference!

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  23. Awesome! I'm always amazed by your edits.

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  24. I love it! How very creative. Awesome.

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  25. I love this - such charm and character! I found i like photography a couple of years ago - it was sort of just an interest and me time after having a family.

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  26. Your photos are the poetry of the past

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  27. There's such texture in this honeyed sepia photo, such luscious, touchable texture!

    Gorgeous composition!

    Hugs,
    Lana

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  28. Wow! This is amazing!

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  29. Wonderful edit! I've always love looking through National Geographics too... this definitely has that feel.

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  30. An unusually graceful bit of photoshop work. I love that the finished image looks completely of one piece, somehow.

    And thank you for your question about what began the love of photography. I've been thinking about that myself. For me, my parents had a copy of the book of the "Family of Man" photography show at the Museum of Modern Art in New York. I pored over that volume many, many times. I can't tell you how deep the visual lessons went. All black and white, to be sure, but all the photos told a story or evoked a strong mood, or even opened up new, foreign worlds. The book is over 50 years old and still powerful, still recommended for any photographer or photojournalist.

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  31. really like the texturing effect

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  32. Very vintage. I enjoy this capture.

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    My love affair with photography started with my grandfather's old black and white zoo shots. I was so drawn in by them.

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  33. I took photography in high school. We each made a camera out of a shoebox! I still laugh at that, but it worked pretty good. The pics came out somewhat "ghostly". I love your blog, it is very helpful, lots of good content! V.

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  34. It's such a joy to read all your beginnings to Photography!

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  35. Great shot and great edit! Thanks for sharing your steps!

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  36. I used to love looking at older National Geographic's as well :O) Love the old camera! I'm on the look out for one myself :O)

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  37. Love your photo imagery and your tips

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  38. LOVE IT!! Post Processing is my favorite!

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