My photo editing before and after.
This is editing for one of my favorite clients. And here is my thought process…
I cropped in to put more focus on the boys, and cropped out the background on the left that I felt didn’t need to be a part of the picture. I saturated just a little the complimentary reds and greens. I always pay special attention to not over saturate the blues. A general saturation of the whole image can leave the blues too bold, too bright. I find it looks more natural to keep them toned down. Especially with blue jeans. I have countless examples of my old work where the jeans are way too blue. My favorite example is below..
I also lightened the background to add more tonal difference between the background and foreground. I wanted to keep the darkest tones in the front, and less contrast in the background.
Often with whites in the shadow, they get a magenta tone in them. When I take the magenta out of the whites it looks better, at least to my eyes.
And there you have it.
Do you have a favorite photo that you would like me to edit? Maybe the skin tone is off, colors dull, or you’d like some cloning work done. I would love to see what I can do for you.
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Our pants are glowing! Please don’t do this: