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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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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Before & After

March 31, 2010
It’s been a while since I’ve done a Before & After, but the photography board ladies threw out a few challenges today, so I thought I’d take advantage of another editing opportunity. I’ll consider this my reward for finishing up my work assignments this week – so what if I was staying up late and waking up early for several days because I procrastinated…I got it done!First up, meet William. It looks like he’s taking a bath and he’s so cute, but the photograph needs a little work. For this edit, I cropped the photo and then ran the photo...
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