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