Sunday, August 30, 2009

Week #34, Before and After @ I ♥ Faces

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This week at I ♥ Faces, the challenge is "Before and After". This photo is one of my first pictures I edited when I began getting serious about photography. At that point in my photography journey I was satisfied with the results.
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Well, I've learned a lot since then. This second photo is one I took during the past month. I applied many of the skills I learned here at I ♥ Faces in the taking and editing of this picture. I focused more on cropping, grabbing the catchlights in the eyes, smoothing the skin, balancing the levels, and overall sharpening the edges. Seems I've come a long way. Maybe the young lady in that first shot would be so kind as to allow me another photo shoot :O). To see other Before and After edited shots, just visit I ♥ Faces. You can even join in the fun!

19 comments:

Life with Kaishon said...

Good Job Alice! I can totally see a difference! Did you soften her skin too because that looks lovely : ) It is so fun to learn, isn't it? : )

McFadden Family said...

It's funny, I went back to a year ago in a post previous to the I Heart Faces challenge and was amazed at the difference in my photography. You have definitely learned a lot! :0) great editing.

kimber said...

Awesome!! I love your after shot. It's amazing! Unfortunately, I think I'm still taking most of my shots like your before shot! Perhaps someday I'll get one like your after! It's beautiful.

~RAch~ said...

Very nice! The first is a nice photo, but I agree, the editing on the second is MUCH better! Isn't it great to see how much you've grown?

Deann said...

Lovely! I know, I love all the great tips and hints at IHeartFaces! Such fantastic information! Best in the future!

Becca said...

I love seeing your growth! :-) What a great after shot too!

Jennifer Froh said...

Wow! You have come a long way! i can tell you love this journey... it shows in your photographs!

Emily said...

Your after photo is beautiful. I love the natural editing you chose to do to enhance her natural beauty. I think the angle you captured is fun too. BTW, we do love Al Mohler and how wonderful for your daughter to be able to sit under such great teaching. Blessings to her as she starts at Boyce.

Wendi @ Every Day Miracles said...

Just gorgeous! I am just starting out in trying to learn more with photography and editing - this is very inspiring!

Foursons said...

That is a big improvement. Wow!

Taylor said...

I can see the difference. You have made so much progress, I hope to be able to that myself some day. Gorgeous eyes in the last shot.

puna said...

Wonderful job! You are a pro!

Amber said...

Thanks for the comment! What a great improvement!

Mrs. B said...

What a great improvement! You did such a great job on the eyes in the after. Thanks for the comment as well!

momof3darlings said...

You have INDEED come a LONG WAY! Very well done! The first one isn't at all bad, but the second one is INCREDIBLE!

DonnaS said...

Awesome before and after! Definate improvement :)

Carly said...

Thank you for your kind comments. Great 'after' photo. I love the eyes, and the skin tone is very natural!

AliC said...

Thanks for visiting my site. Your before shot is pretty good as well but the eyes in the second shot are great :)

emma said...

the progress is great. just learning myself, how do you do the smoothing of the skin??



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