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The Blogging Business Artisan challenge for March comes to us from Linda of Pruitt Creations:

“Let’s explore color in terms of tint. In color theory, a tint is the mixture of a color with white, which increases lightness. We often create with bright color and ignore tints of color. Create a project  with muted tints leaving lots of white space, if you can. i.e. flowery/botanical/plant project, but it doesn’t have to be flowery–that’s just to get you thinking. This project is to challenge your thought processes about color, using tints. Don’t be intimidated by the absence of bright color. Get creative!”

I have wanted to learn more about photo editing and manipulating, so I decided to give it a try for this month’s challenge. I took a photo of my son Jax that I had taken last year and started to play with the colors.

March Tint Challenge 1

This picture has a lot dark shadows and dark colors. Sticking with the challenge of tinting I started playing with the light. I tried masking the picture with different tints – pink and yellow – and played with the brightness and color saturation. I feel so funny writing terms such as color saturation and brightness considering this is the first time I’ve ever done something like this. I am interested in learning more about photography, but I’m so low on the totem pole that you couldn’t even call me an amateur. So, you can understand why I’m a little nervous about posting the final photo, but here it is. I really like how it turned out. It excites me for spring!

March Tint Challenge