Tuesday, August 17, 2010

All About The Eyes

I've been playing with enhancing eyes and having a ton of fun doing it. I've used some actions and have also been learning how to do it without an action, thanks to StarSailorScrapper aka Lisa Gregory over at Swirlydoos.com. She has shown me a lot of great tips. Here are several before and afters of a few photos I just snapped.
His eyes are SUPER dark so I wasn't sure if I could do a lot of change, but I was happy with how they turned out.
I chose this pic because of the highlights in her eyes and I just wanted to enhance them even more so I washed out most of the photo using a Florabella action and adding texture. My goal was making her eyes pop.

The actions I used were from MCP Actions. The coloring actions I used were from Florabella. Then don't forget Lisa's tutorial over at Swirlydoos!!

Monday, August 2, 2010

Dirty Faced Country Girl

Sometimes the opportunity just calls and you have to snap some shots even when your subject is sportin' a dirty face. The funny thing is, I'm not really sure how she got it lol. I tried playing around with some to see what I could do, but that face was just way too dirty.
This is one I tried some texture on. I highlighted her cheek as well and it cleaned up pretty nicely.
This one I tried to blur out. Not my fave, going to print this one without the blur, but I thought I would show my attempt.
This one was nice because the shadows hid the dirt. Look at her messy hair lol.
Tried an intense B&W which really made her eyes pop and it hid the dirt pretty nicely.

Expecting Mommy

This is my good friend, Kelly, who modeled for me recently. She is expecting her very first baby and she looks absolutely amazing! These are some of the photos I took of her on a shoot out at my place.