Thursday, October 28, 2010

Before and After

I know you saw this picture at the beginning of the week (sorry you're seeing it again).  Ironically I used it in a post about too much photo editing and now I'm using it in a photo editing blog hop! 

The thing is, I've been trying to get a portriat-type photo of Tottie for our wall to match Nutty's updated preschool picture.  What I've learned, is that taking portraits of a 2 year old is near impossible!  In all my shots the lighting is off or she's got a funny face, or her hand is in the way.  I've been trying for over a week to get a good shot!

Tottie portrait1


I love this shot of Tottie (Taken with my Canon SX20, program mode, f 4, 1/80, ISO 125)  but it's too far away and I don't like where her hand is.

Tottie portrait2


I cropped it but I still don't like her hand.  I also don't like the break in the fence above her head.  I coloned both of those out and bumped up the saturation just a smidge using Gimp photo editing software.  Now I finally have a portrait of Tottie I deem worthy of my wall!

Tottie portrait3

Hey, check back a little later in the day.  It's my 1 Year Boggerversary today (!) and I'm putting up a post related to that!

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16 comments:

Ashley Sisk said...

Great photo to begin with - I love the edit and crop.

Rochelle@AFamilyofLooneys said...

Looks really good! What a sweet little girl.

SalicosFamilyBlog said...

Headed over from Pixel Perfect - great edit!

Mommy2Four said...

Great job! Nice work on the cloning too! She's adorable!

And I've found, I don't even both trying to get a photo of my two year old without another adult there to help! lol :)

Snapshotsofhappiness said...

Wow you did a great job cloning! I can't seem to figure it out so that you can't see what I tried to do. Great job!

Jessica Stier said...

Nice work on the cloning!!! I'm super impressed. You did a great job.

Brianna said...

what a pretty little girl. And I love what you did with the photo. Great job!

EmptyNester said...

Nice picture and edit! Very cute little girl! Thanks for visiting my blog, I'm following you from before/after hop!

K Soucy said...

Great photo. I love how you cropped it. :)

Heidi said...

I'm so glad you posted these again. I have a bit of CC regarding your topic before. I want you to look really closely at your daughter cheeks in each picture and think about which one is more touchable. Which will ake you remember how soft and smooth her skin is in 50 years?

It's a nice edit and a nice resulting photo, but you are still losing a piece of the memory in my opinion.

Ewa said...

great close up!

Jamie H said...

Great point Heidi! That's why I ultimately decided to leave the coloring alone (except to boost it up a bit) on the picture for my wall. If you also notice, I left the little mark on her nose too! The edit in my previous post I decided that I liked but it was too trendy and it wasn't really her. A lot of my decision was based on the comments from my previous post!

laney said...

Cute photo! Your cloning ability is awesome! I can do it on minor touch ups, but to do that is amazing. Great job.

Kristen said...

Beautiful! Great job with the cloning!

Elizabeth's Photo Blog said...

Great edit! What an adorable little girl.

Anonymous said...

I like that you cropped the photo and eliminated the gaps in the fence. I think the hand should stay as it is part of your daughter's personality. Also, your daughter's shoulders don't match when you cut and paste the right arm sleeve onto the left arm sleeve. That type of edit never looks natural.

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