2010 May Archive - Redding, CA Photographer | Amy McMaster Photography

Month: May, 2010

Fix-It Friday #56 {i heart faces}

May 28, 2010

Another Fix-it Friday at I heart Faces!

Go here to check it out:


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Here is the Original images (oh it’s sooo cute!):

I ran my Clean action on it- and all I did in that was use some levels to bring up the exposure, used a little Portraiture on the skin on a duplicate layer and also cloned the little red spot on her lil chest, I added some yellow and a little red on a color balance layer for skin tones, added a vignette and masked it off the babies and cropped to an 8×10.

For my various plays:

Edit 1: Soft Haze action low opacity.

Edit 2: love me some vintage so I used my I Spy action (not out yet) and loved it here.

Edit 3: a soft b&w. I usually like contrasty b&ws but find on baby images I like them a little softer.

Really fun image to work with!!


  • Casey · Posted May 28, 2010 at 7:28 pm · Link · Reply

    adorable! I love all the edits!

  • Raven Mathis @ LMMP Photography · Posted May 28, 2010 at 8:39 pm · Link · Reply

    Great edits!

  • Mandee@pinkshoes · Posted May 28, 2010 at 8:56 pm · Link · Reply

    Lovely, they are too sweet

  • Mel · Posted May 29, 2010 at 1:00 am · Link · Reply

    How cute! I love your first play the best :) Good job!

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Wordless Wednesday {2}

May 26, 2010

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AMP Actions in Action | Newborns

May 25, 2010

So here are a few samples of using AMP Actions on a Newborn. All were ran untweaked- I might mask a little here and there for a final finished product. But wanted to show some untweaked samples. I love that some of my actions are soft pastel color with a little haze.


  • Kaitlyn · Posted May 25, 2010 at 7:21 pm · Link · Reply

    Gorgeous Amy! These are perfect on a new born… but i have to say. Your SOOC is breath taking! <3 great work love!

  • Sophie · Posted May 25, 2010 at 8:33 pm · Link · Reply

    these are just beautiful! I am such a HUGE fan 😀

  • Amanda Padgett · Posted May 25, 2010 at 9:17 pm · Link · Reply

    I love your stuff! And, I wanted to tell you that your LR preset is the best ever!!

    I will be doing a PSE workshop on actions soon. Could I buy a set if these to use as a giveaway for someone in the class?

    • Amy Beth · Posted May 25, 2010 at 9:44 pm · Link · Reply

      I would be happy to donate a set as a prize. 😀

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Miss M | Newborn | Sneak Peek | Redding Newborn Photographer

May 24, 2010

Nine day old, Baby M. So new, so tiny, so pink and perfect. I got to meet the two very handsome big brothers, a sweet mom and a realllly helpful dad. What a wonderful family this new little creature has been welcomed into! After a full tummy and some daddy snuggles she was out for the count. Enjoy your sweet sneak peek and your gorgeous little girl, Mom and Dad

(all color images processed using my own actions: cutie pie and soft haze from the little wonders set)


  • Cheryle · Posted May 24, 2010 at 6:45 pm · Link · Reply

    so beautiful! I love this!!

  • Brooke · Posted May 25, 2010 at 3:25 pm · Link · Reply


  • Sophie · Posted May 25, 2010 at 7:12 pm · Link · Reply

    oh my goodness, this is gorgeous!!

  • Steve · Posted May 29, 2010 at 11:37 am · Link · Reply

    so beautiful! I love this!!

  • Emily · Posted June 3, 2010 at 2:51 pm · Link · Reply

    oh my goodness, this is gorgeous!!

  • Amy · Posted June 6, 2010 at 11:07 am · Link · Reply

    so beautiful! I love this!!

  • Lydia · Posted June 20, 2010 at 1:46 pm · Link · Reply

    so beautiful! I love this!!

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And the winners are…..

May 22, 2010

First I want to thank everyone who played. I appreciate that you all took the time to share the contest with others and for your interest in my actions. <3

For those that did not win, my half off discount code is ready to go. When you are all done with your shopping cart- be sure to type in niftyfifty and it will take 50% off your entire order. In the months to come, I hope to add a Squeaky Clean set for Elements and even some of my long time and much used Lightroom Presets. Especially my beloved black and white presets. Oh how I love black and white photos!

Blah blah yeah yeah yeah right? 😉

First Prize (choice of two sets) goes to Andrea Whittle and Second Prize (choice of one set) goes to Bree Vracic.

Congratulations, Ladies!!!

If these two ladies will email me at amy@amymcmaster.com and tell me which sets they want- I will email them their prizes right away. 😀

Again thank you everyone for playing!

~amy beth


  • Cheryle · Posted May 22, 2010 at 12:02 pm · Link · Reply

    Congratulations to the winners!!!

  • Rebecca · Posted May 22, 2010 at 2:28 pm · Link · Reply

    Congrats to those who won!

  • andrea whittle · Posted October 9, 2015 at 8:26 am · Link · Reply

    Wow I just saw I won this 5 years later lol. Was googling my name 😉 Bummed I missed out on it. Thank you though!!!

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