But the other day I decided to mess around with some better editing and compare the before and after results. These are all pictures that I took of my little sister at the pond a few days ago - before she got hot and wanted to go home, that is.
This first one is my favorite, because it looks the most natural.
I liked the original, but it had a little less color that I wanted, so I just boosted the color. Yeah - complicated editing is not going to be a career path for me.
I then wanted to see how it looked in black-and-white, but it looked a bit too white for me.
So (and this is as complicated as it got) I upped the contrast to add more depth and loved the final result.
What do you think?
Okay, on to the second shot: I like this one overall, but I'm still working on finding the right light to highlight the eyes, without making the subject of the picture squint... yeah. Working on it.
I liked the picture, but I still did a little editing.
I stayed simple at first - I boosted the color (that is admittedly my go-to edit). But then I also upped the contrast and definition a little, and sharpened a tiny bit. Here's the result; I really liked it.
I didn't do too much with this one; I just lowered the saturation and sharpened a tad, and then upped the contrast a little. Oh - and I boosted the color. Ahem.
I really liked the light in her eyes in this next one. But I really wanted to enhance it.
Newsflash: I didn't boost the color on this one. I just upped the saturation, cropped, and added a tad bit of exposure.
I didn't like this last one because her face was in a shadow, but I still tried to salvage it.
I cropped, and added exposure, definition, saturation, and contrast.
Any tips? I'm working more on portrait photography, and editing feedback would be extremely helpful. Any tips on portraits in general?