So last week, I posted some photos of my daughter, Kelsey, that I took at my photography class. I encouraged my readers to look through the unedited version of the photos and pick their favorite. And the winner was, this one:
Here are the settings from the original photo: ISO 400, 200mm, f/5.6, 1/160 sec
Then I pulled the photo into Lightroom 4 (which I am loving by the way!) and did a little bit of editing:
In addition to these settings, I also did a skin softening on her face and a post-crop vignetting in the amount of –24. Now I am still learning the edit part of photos, because I really never thought it was necessary. Since taking these couple of classes, I am now able to see that even just a little bit of editing can make a big difference in my photos.
So again, here is the before:
And here is the after:
Now if someone had moved her hair away from across her eyes, that would have been helpful! But I am not by any means at expert at Photoshop Elements yet, so I am not even going to attempt to edit those away!
So what do you think? Does it help to see the screenshot of what I did in Lightroom?