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The Photo Exchange

This time last year I was kinda petrified of meeting other photographers. I felt like the nerdiest freshman on campus, and surely would not be accepted by the cool kids of the photo world. But about six months ago I realized there was really no need to be afraid. As an artist its always better to be fearless than fearful. I have to say over the past 6 months I have networked a lot and made some incredible photog friends both in real life and over the internet.

One great networking opportunity I spotted was to participate in The Photo Exchange, which is organized by the *fabulous* Wyoming-based photographer Michelle Kane. Basically, Michelle pairs photogs up and then they each get to edit one of their partner’s photos.  This is a really cool way to see the different styles of editing out there and how post-production can really change (and hopefully enhance) an image.

I got paired with Sherry-Lu, an amazing Vancouver based photog, and someone I have been friends with via internet for some time now! I love Sherry and actually get to meet her in person next month!! So doing this exchange with Sherry was extra fun!!

Below is Sherry’s photo (she shot it). It is SOOC (straight-out-of-the-camera) meaning it has not been edited.

And now here is her photo with my post processing:

And now here’s a side by side look at a photo I shot SOOC, and Sherry’s edited version of my image:

And there you have it! The Photo Exchange! I encourage other photographer’s to partake in the exchange as it is really fun! I also hope this educates my brides a tiny bit about the work that goes into your photos after I shoot your wedding or photo session!

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  • Samantha - Oh wow! I love this!! I’m going to check it out. 🙂

  • Alli - Cool, thanks for sharing, I am going to try this!

  • cindee bae - This looks soo fun, gotta check it out!! 🙂

  • -brittany- - What a cool concept! Thx for sharing!

  • Michelle Kane - Thanks for participating, Ashleigh! Crazy matching you up with your soon to be Disney Land play pal! Let me know if you ever want to do it again.

  • jessica - LOVE LOVE LOVE!!! You guys did a great job!

  • Katie Neal Photo - SUCH a cool idea! I’m gonna have to look into it!!! I’m so glad I met you at the shootout in sd! Let’s hang out again SOON! Seriously, I wanna do that boudoir exchange! 😉

  • Michelle Kane Photography Photo Exchange! | Sherry Lu Photography | Vancouver Portrait Photographer - […] one of Ashleigh’s photos, and she got to edit one of mine! You can see her edit of mine on her blog, and both of ours on Michelle’s […]

  • s h e r r y - Thanks for trading with me 🙂 I had fun editing your photo! 😀 And I love what you did to mine!

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