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Thursday, December 22, 2011

Shoot and Edit: Holiday traditions (after)

So here's my edited version of my photo from Tuesday--let's be honest here, the original photo needed a lot of work.  Here's what I did in picnik:
  1. Converted the photo to black and white using the Tri-X 400 setting under the curves tab;
  2. Increased the exposure by 80%;
  3. Brightened Sammy's eyes using the eye bright setting at 80% fade;
  4. Cropped the image and called it a day.
Here's a side-by-side comparison of the before and after: it's definitely an improvement in my opinion (black and white conversions tend to forgive a lot of photography sins).  What do you think?

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Ashley Sisk said...

Love it in Black and White - so sweet!

Christina Klas said...

love his sweet face! I agree - black and white is great. :)

Betty Manousos@ Cut and Dry said...

couldn't agree more!

oh my gosh, your little one is sooo cute!
love the final result of the photo process!
simply great!

happy holidays!

Gina Kleinworth said...

I swear he gets cuter by the second! You did a great job & that bokeh- nice!

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