Epcot and the Butterflies!

Epcot Butterfly House
One of the great things about Florida is all the awesome places to take pictures.
I always love when the Flower Festival comes to Epcot and I thought this year I’d go out in hopes of getting some great butterfly macros!
The butterflies were still warming up when we got there and I got some great shots…also took a few cute portraits of my little girl.
Epcot Butterfly HouseEpcot Butterfly House
Epcot

Before and After

Before and After by kelleyrie
Before and After, a photo by kelleyrie on Flickr.

As I was working through my latest photo session it kinda dawned on me that not a lot of people really know what goes in to making a photo beautiful.
We all see those gorgeous photos in books and on walls and we know they are great to look at but maybe we don’t always realize it was a lot more than a shutter press to get that picture to its maximum potential. The picture above is an example of that…the original straight out of the camera shot is great but because cameras don’t see the light like we do it lacks that ‘pop’ that we all love. The ‘pop’ comes in at home, on that good ol’ computer, in the digital darkroom (AKA photoshop).
What happens there depends entirely on your photographers artistic vision (hopefully, you have picked a photog’ whose style works with yours) and of course the subject matter.
That all said, my point comes down to this; a photographer’s work is not done just because the session is over…