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: Naomi

April 08, 2010
I’m still working through a number of photos that my internet photography friends sent my way. This afternoon, I thought I’d share Naomi. Her mother sent me some of her Easter portraits for my challenge. This first one really needed some help, but I was able to save it. My steps included: Adjusted the curves.Adjusted the levels. Adjusted the brightness.Adjusted the color curves (for her skin tone).Applied Pioneer Woman’s Bring Out the Eyes action. Applied Coffeeshop’s Baby Powder Room to even out her skin tone. Cropped in even closer (since she’d already...
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Before & After

April 08, 2010
Meet Allie. After drooling over a few of her mother’s macro shots recently, it seems only appropriate that she gives me a couple of shots to edit. Furthermore, I know that dandelions are technically weeds, but Allie really knows how to work them. With this first one, although I know she didn’t mean to tilt the photo…I think it works. However, I did want to adjust the composition and push Allie to the far left (this required a little eye dropper/paint bucket/healing action to fill in the new space created on the right). From there, I used Coffeeshop’s Baby Powder Room...
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