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Thursday, April 14, 2011

A little boost of edit.

I take a lot of pictures (Stop rolling your eyes, I see you. I realize you know this already.). Probably? More than half never end up anywhere because they didn't turn out quite right. Okay, maybe not half. But a lot of them.

You know, moving child equals blur sometimes. Or, there are times like below, where I have the wrong lens on for a "hold out the camera & shoot" (a la myspace 2007). Or sometimes the focus is all wrong, and it looks just plain bad. 

Sometimes I go through the photos later and find something that I'm glad I didn't just tap delete like I usually do. 

I'm not sure why, but I re-found this picture from her 11 month little picture session with me, and yea, our faces don't fit in the image. But so what? So, I'm using it for my before & after blog hop today. Some editing can always take a blah photo and amp it up a bit when it seems a bit hopeless.

Before



After
{lightroom edit. used a preset, Color Creative Cp2 & tweaked a few other randoms}

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24 comments:

  1. Oh my gosh, amazing the difference. You should actually frame that!!! :)

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  2. That picture was cute enough in the before.... but you made it something spectacular!!! Wonderful picture :)

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  3. This is totally a picture I would keep & frame & You're right, editing does do a lot for the hum-drum!

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  4. If only everyone knew the power of Lightroom. Once again, I need to use it more!

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  5. How FUN! I love it. I am gettting me some lightroom next week and I can't wait to play around with it!! Oh and um, you can NEVER take too many pictures, especially when you got a cute gal around all day!

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  6. I'm fascinated by lightroom. I really want it, I think I'd like it. Do you recommend it? Is it fairly easy to use? So curious! :-)

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  7. That is so cute! I love Lightroom. I know what you mean on half the pictures not being useful as I have taken nearly 3000 (literally) photos in the last 11 months!

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  8. So I just got Photoshop and Lightroom when I got my Canon and I am so, so LOST on what to do. Do you have any tips?!?

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  9. I have a ton of these and some are in my favorites... Love what you did with yours!

    http://kskspot.blogspot.com

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  10. Wow, editing is amazing. I love the changes you made! Perhaps a tutorial is needed? I'd love to learn how you do things like that.

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  11. I am just not talented enough to pull that sort of thing off. And I don't have the right software. But even if I did, I don't think I could pull it off.

    Great edit!

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  12. So cute! I am just starting to play with photo-editing in iPhoto.

    What do you recommend as good places to start (color, balance, etc)? What gives you the best bang for your editing buck? I see the commenter before me...maybe a post on editing is in your future?!?! Ha!

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  13. i love that image! its a framer :) i have some like tht of el and i. i think it is so cute

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  14. WOW - the difference is amazing - i LOVE it!! Any chance you'd be willing to do a post on the editing software you use?? I have a Canon but am just using the plain jane Mac software to edit:(

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  15. Beautiful edit! Your baby is so cute and your edit really brought her eyes out! Good job :)

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  16. This is a prime example of how photo editing can save a boring (or even bad) photo! GREAT edit! I'm so glad you did not delete that photo!

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  17. Love it. I know it's not as simple as just "saturizing" it, but in my little dumbed down picasa world? I love me some over saturized pictures.

    Her eyes are stunning, as always. But your eye (singular) here? Is sparkling. Pre & post edit. So pretty. :)

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  18. I love all your pictures! What type of camera do you have and how do you edit your pictures? I love taking pictures but I'm lost on how to edit them, any tips?
    Thanks!

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  19. hi katie, i jumped over here from dude and sweeties and have to ooh and ahh at this photo! amazing before and after. i liked the before but never knew how photos like the after came to be, kudos.

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  20. hi katie, i jumped over here from dude and sweeties and have to ooh and ahh over the awesome pic! very cool to see how it's done!

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