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Glendale, Pasadena, Burbank High School & College Senior Portrait Photographer | Post-Processing: Before & After

It’s been a while since I’ve done a post-processing Before & After post, so it’s a good time for another one!  I fully edit all images that show up on the blog and all prints and products that go to my clients.  That way, my clients get their beautiful images looking the best they can.  If you missed the first post-processing Before & After post, check it out here!

Today I’m going to go over an image from one of my Pasadena senior portrait sessions.  Senior sessions are a great opportunity to let your personality shine, and fashion is one perfect way to do that.  I love the orange wrap that this senior wore.  It’s such a striking point of interest for her photos.

Pasadena, Glendale, Burbank, LA, San Gabriel Valley high school / college senior photos (junior photos)

All the steps in this post have a standard sharpening that I do for all blog images.  Below is the image straight out of the camera.  As you can tell, she thinks I’m very funny.

Glendale, Pasadena, Burbank, LA high school / college senior photos (junior photos)

Although I liked the photo in color, I really wanted to emphasize the contrast in the photo, and turning it black and white highlighted that contrast well.

San Gabriel Valley, LA, Glendale, Burbank high school / college senior photos (junior photos)

Next I added a bit of extra contrast and warmth in Photoshop to really make the image pop.

Long Beach, Pomona, Torrance, LA, Pasadena high school / college senior photos (junior photos)

Finally, I wanted to draw more attention to her face and make the background less distracting, so I did a little cropping of the sides and bottom.  And this is the final result!

Arcadia, Alhambra, Azusa, LA, San Gabriel Valley high school / college senior photos (junior photos)

Marci - Her laughter jumps OUT at us and brings us into the moment…with her and you. The moment has been captured and expressed beautifully! And contagious…makes me feel like laughing too.May 15, 2011 – 8:02 am

Evan - I love the way you emphasized her face. The contrast between the subject and the background makes it easy to see where you wanted to focus the attention of the viewer, but the spacious background adds some interest and a sense of depth.May 12, 2011 – 1:21 pm

May - Beautiful smile!May 10, 2011 – 9:28 am

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