Photo Editing Magic

February 03, 2017  •  13 Comments

This is my first post for a photography challenge called Pet Photography Project 52. Each week, a theme is provided to challenge a group of pet photographers to try something different. This week's challenge is "Before and After" and suggests we give you a behind the scene's look at a photo before and after it has been edited on a computer. 

Sometimes your location conditions are not ideal. Perhaps your pet doesn't feel comfortable anywhere but at home, but you just don't have the space in your home that has that perfect background or has the best lighting, or you find yourself in a situation where you could really use a flash but don't have one with you.  Through the magic of products like Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop, some simple corrections can be made to make it look like you were taking photos in the studio with great lighting. 

In my photos shown below, the original photo (on the left) was taken in a bedroom with window light coming in from the right. You'll notice an outlet on the wall and some light strips cast by the windows. You'll also notice the dog's fur is quite yellow. The photo was taken without a flash, but really could have used one. Using Lightroom and Photoshop, I am able to adjust these distractions to get you to focus squarely on the Dog (photo on the right). I also adjusted the exposure a bit, cropped in a little tighter and voila, the dog looks fantastic! Isn't he adorable?

To see what other photographers did with this challenge, head on over to see Jessica Wasik from Bark and Gold Photography (in Pittsburgh) to see her example of the "Before and After" challenge.

 

 


Comments

Deanna(non-registered)
Beautiful edit. The colors are fabulous and I love that set up. I might need that chair for my house, and the dog too!! ;-)
Darlene(non-registered)
Beautiful pup and love your edit! Love the soft colors of the ottoman and the blue wall - works so well with the pup! Great post!
Pavlina Sanborn(non-registered)
Cute pup and great edit! I like that you cropped closer to keep the attention on the pup. Well done and welcome to the group!
Judy Babinski(non-registered)
Sweet image! Shows how just a few adjustments can really bring out the image.
Kathie Ono(non-registered)
And, yes, the dog is adorable. Simple edits for a fantastic "after"
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