Enhanced family and friend pictures

hi,
IĀ found your site and i was amazed by the aftermath of the photos. Im just wonderin if you could do a lil favor and use your skills to pimp out some pictures.
thank you.
DJ


BEFORE

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A typical snapshot taken in a house.
There’s lots going on and lots of other things in the picture.

PIMPED

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So we’re in a digital aged unrestrained by specific print sizes.
We can change the demensions.

We can get rid of the rest of what’s going on in the picture and focus on what’s important.
The family is important.

Very typical edits to rescue the picture from the lack of developement in the camera.
Cameras are very very conservative in how they edit your JPGs, but they do that so that you can develope them how you like.
It’s harder to undo overdevelopement than to add it.

Anyway these pictures were very low resolution pictures so it was harder to play around with.
RAW file format or a larger file size helps to let you play around more with the pixels and have some more lee-way.

There’s a spot on the picture that needed to be fixed in photoshop.
But this is about fast 30-90 second edits… so i opted not to take it into photoshop.

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This picture really needed to have an edit that matched the subject.
I think I got a little closer to what it needed.

It’s often about picking an edit style to match the subject matter.

Again it wasn’t a very large picture so i couldn’t stretch it too far.
But i did some auto white balance in lightroom… made the whites more like white.

I think every picture from a point and click really really could use some extra contrast in the picture.

And I really think the crop on the left hand side was well done in regards to how it worked with the drums.

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~ by Scott on December 31, 2008.

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