Saturday, August 29, 2009


I'm always amazed at the difference a little editing can make in a photo. I'm really taking a liking to my newest editing software, called Lightroom.

Take this picture, for example:

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This is the SOOC (straight-out-of-camera) shot.

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This black & white version was achieved with a pre-set in Lightroom. Similar to a Photoshop Action, it's a series of tweaks that all happen with a single click.

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Another pre-set, this one focuses on color.

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...and another. This time, the pre-set was called 'fantasy island,' and make the photo look, well, a little "dreamy," dontcha think? I'm not partial to this option. Maybe that's because I haven't quite figured out how to tone it down yet.

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This time, I chose a 'wedding styling' pre-set. I like this. It adds depth, no?

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Branching out on my own... I warmed the photo up a bit, took out some of the 'harshness' in Camden's skin-tone, and added a vignette--the darkness around the edges of the photo.

Do you have a favorite?


Kim - Mommies Time Out Today said...

I'm just starting a Photospot class. I can't wait to learn to do all that kind of stuff with my photos!

Deb Thaxton said...

-->I like the third one the best. Cute baby!

Becca said...

I like the Wedding Styling pre-set, but it seems almost too much for a baby. I actually like the one you did yourself. And yeah--the fantasy one? Makes Camden look too pink. :)

~♥Sonya said...

These are great! All beautiful in their own way. And it helps that your 'model' is adorable!
Stopping by from MBC and following. :)

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