Hi, I’m Kira DeDecker (“key-ra dee-decker”) and I’m a pet photographer serving Arizona’s greater Phoenix Metro area. Welcome to my blog! This is where I share not only my most recent work but also my life with you. Client sneak peeks, Facebook recaps, announcements, updates, awesome new offerings and the occasional (okay, frequent) story about my crazy but amazing life with my three dogs – Sox, Bixby and Waffles.
Pull up a chair and make sure it’s nice and comfy because you will want to stay awhile. It’s great to have you here!
[wpw_ba_viewer width=”auto” disable_intro=”false” alternate_skin=”true”] [wpw_ba_img src=”http://www.kiradedecker.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/4268/2015/08/030715_0075-Edit.jpg” data_alt=”http://www.kiradedecker.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/4268/2015/08/030715_0075.jpg” title=””] [/wpw_ba_viewer] Working with sky overlays isn’t always easy. It’s a learning process, trust me, I was far from perfect when I first started (wait, what are you doing? No, don’t go look at my archives – let’s pretend that feature doesn’t exists). My hope here is to […]
Love color? Want to add a branding bar to your images? Or maybe you want to add a little color to your images. This walkthrough will show you how to extended your image’s canvas and add a block of color. So let’s get started! (And I’ve been racking my brain trying to think of what […]
I shoot in RAW, the digital equivalent of a film negative. This format requires extra editing because, unlike a JPEG which already processed the image with contrast, brightness, color, noise reduction, and sharpening, a RAW file is pretty much untouched and unprocessed giving you as much detail available (hence the name RAW). Shooting RAW means […]
Camera Raw profiles may seem like a small and boring thing but it can actually make a big impact on your images. Why? Because your Camera Profile affects the color, contrast, saturation, brightness (and more) of your photos! So what camera profile should you use? Whatever works best for your images. Yup, there is no […]
As I mentioned in this post, I’m moving most of my post processing workflow from Photoshop to Lightroom. I’ll be honest, it’s really hard to break my Photoshop habit. I’ve been using Lightroom since it first came out, but I already established my post processing workflow in Photoshop. Plus, Lightroom at the time was pretty […]
Simply Color Shift in Lightroom Thoughts + Examples
Here in the Metro-Phoenix area of Arizona, grass is not a natural occurrence. If you’ve never had to the pleasure of visiting Arizona, it could best be described as flat sand covered in concrete. Desert living, eh?! Like I was saying, to grow grass, you need to seed and plant it for the season which […]
I love Photoshop. Oh, yeah, I’m a complete Photoshop whore. Don’t get me wrong, I love Lightroom but my one true love is and probably always be Photoshop. Over the years, as I’ve refined my own workflow, I’ve discovered neat little multipurpose tricks that take my work to the next level and make my life […]
I love Photoshop. I know some people snub their noses at the idea of post processing but I personally feel like ever photo needs a finishing touch. It’s essential, especially if you are shooting in RAW format! My thoughts on retouching and editing is this: it’s the salt and pepper to a well cooked meal […]
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