Saturday, June 20, 2009
Before and After
The other day Cindi Barker posted a before and after photo of a young girl that she photographed, and there was a comment by Barry Armer about how interesting it was for people to see both images -- so here's mine. This photo was taken in March at Popular Photography's Digital Days model shoot in Houston. I was never really happy with the lighting of the original raw file (on the left) and thought it was underexposed to the point of being unusable. So, I challenged myself to make a printable image out of it. My retouched version is on the right. One major change was to shift her blouse color, which I thought was too distracting, from yellow to brown. I also retouched and brightened the face, and then added an emulsion edge.