Before & After

April 17, 2010
Something must have been in the water over the past few days, while I was in California. Thursday afternoon, I had a series of emails from various blog followers/internet friends asking me to either write a tutorial or giving me an editing challenge. I was on an airplane most of Thursday and have been away from the photography board I frequent (work has really stepped up)…so I guess that’s what you get when you’re absent. But, I love these challenges, so keep ’em coming!First up – Kendra sent me a few shots taken with her point and shoot. She mentioned that ...
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Before & After

April 15, 2010
Tonight (or rather this morning depending on which side of the country you’re on…and right now I’m still in California), I am watching American Idol. I have to admit…I love Adam Lambert – don’t hate! I also decided to go back to a photo I quickly edited earlier and really give it the proper attention it deserved. Meet Loela. She’s got the most beautiful skin tone and eyes – I’m completely jealous.  Here’s my steps: Cropped in a little closer, pushing her to the right side of the photo (rule of thirds). Ran a curves adjustment to...
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Before & After

April 09, 2010
I’m always disappointed when I Heart Faces takes a week off from their usual photo challenges and Fix-it Fridays. However, I still had a couple of photos that I put into my folder for such an occasion, so I pulled one out today. This is Moses. I knew that I wasn’t going to make this a crystal-clear sharp photo, so I went the other direction. First, I cleaned up his face a little (but I didn’t use Powder Room) – I just used the eye dropper to select an area of his face and then painted over his skin to create an even skin tone. Next, I used Coffeeshop’s Orton....
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Before & After: Creating Storyboards...

April 07, 2010
One of my internet photog friends sent me three new pictures of her daughter, Keira, playing with their cat. She suggested that they might make a good storyboard, thus presenting me with the opportunity to share my steps. First off, there are a number of wonderful templates out there for creating storyboards. For example, CoffeeShop offers tutorials for creating simple and decorated storyboards. I chose to use another tutorial: Easy 3-panel storyboard. I suppose I could have recreated the steps, but why recreate when someone else has already done the work. Here are the before’s (I...
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