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Posted by on May 21, 2012 in Blog, Photography | 4 comments

Portrait edits

Portrait edits

Add portrait enhancements: Brianna; 5/17/12, 9:13:01 PM; Rexburg, Id; f/6.3; 1/30; NIKON D5100;

This portrait was taken out by the train tracks where there was an old barn. Like I said, it was really dark, and most of my pictures from this shoot turned out blurry because I accidentally had it on Manual focus, and wasn’t paying attention to that. I used the spot healing brush on her cheeks, and the paint brush to airbrush her face a little, then I also brushed her eyes to brighten them a little, but the way she is looking the eyes look a little scary. I also adjusted the exposure and temperature colors to brighten it.

Replace Color: Sophia; 5/19/12, 2:47:59 PM; St. George, Utah; f/5.6; 1/100; NIKON D5100;

Isn’t she a cute little bugger? This is my sister Sohpia after my other syblings piano recital. We were eating creamies after, and I happened to have my camera so I was able to get some cute shots of her while she was looking at mom. I tried to use the replace color adjustment, but it did work for me, so I ended up selecting the shirt and using a hue/saturation adjustment layer on that selection.

Triathlon Swim; 5/19/12, 8:31:05 AM; St. George, Utah; f/6.3; 1/1600; NIKON D5100;

Chan and Brin; 5/19/12, 7:06:19 AM; St. George, Utah; f/6.3; 1/500; NIKON D5100;

Edited Image – Chandler and Brinley; 5/19/12, 7:06:19 AM; St. George, Utah; f/6.3; 1/500; NIKON D5100;

I edited the first image since it was just as gray as the second, and I really liked the color of the water. I was taking them, thinking I was going to use the swimmers for the environmental picture, and I took the other picture of Chandler and Brinley while Sara was starting her tri, using the excuse of “I’m trying to figure out lighting.” I combined the two using match color, and then because their faces were so dark, I also added a brightness contrast layer and lightened their face a little.

4 Comments

  1. Liesl: Your portraits turned out awesome! I assume the reason you weren’t in class today is because you were in sunny St. George taking pictures of your beautiful family! These turned out awesome. I can totally tell that they are your siblings. My favorite is of your Dad and sister ( I’m assuming) running together. It has such a great feeling to it- you captured the emotion. Love it. The triathlon swim photo is incredible as well. So great. The only suggestion I would make is the photos you did of your little sister are a little too shadowed on her face. I would find some shade so that the sunlight doesn’t darken her eyes and leave harsh shadows. Otherwise you did a lovely job. Gorgeous family gorgeous pictures!

  2. Liesl: Your portraits turned out awesome! I assume the reason you weren’t in class today is because you were in sunny St. George taking pictures of your beautiful family! These turned out awesome. I can totally tell that they are your siblings. My favorite is of your Dad and sister ( I’m assuming) running together. It has such a great feeling to it- you captured the emotion. Love it. The triathlon swim photo is incredible as well. So great. The only suggestion I would make is the photos you did of your little sister are a little too shadowed on her face. I would find some shade so that the sunlight doesn’t darken her eyes and leave harsh shadows. Otherwise you did a lovely job. Gorgeous family gorgeous pictures!

  3. Great photos and great edits! I absolutely LOVED that photo of Sophia! She is adorable! Great job on the timing, you caught her facial expression perfectly. Great edits on Brianna as well. I like the photos on at the lake as well. Their faces look a little saturated, but it still turned out great. The vibrance of the water is wonderful. Thank you for sharing your talent with us! Keep up the great work!

  4. Great photos and great edits! I absolutely LOVED that photo of Sophia! She is adorable! Great job on the timing, you caught her facial expression perfectly. Great edits on Brianna as well. I like the photos on at the lake as well. Their faces look a little saturated, but it still turned out great. The vibrance of the water is wonderful. Thank you for sharing your talent with us! Keep up the great work!