While a professional photographer was taking individual shots of my kids and nieces, I took advantage of the natural light toward the end of the day to shoot a few pics of my daughter, Caroline. One of Caroline’s many nicknames is Sass, because she is the most
dramatic expressive of my kids. Out of the shots I took, I selected this serious shot to play with in Photoshop because it’s unusual for her not to be hamming it up for the camera with a full smile.
Do you have a favorite below? Any tips, tricks, or additional processing ideas for me?
Sass Photo #1. Caroline’s eyes are a beautiful indigo color surrounded by thick, dark lashes. In this version, I isolated them in color and converted everything else to black and white.
Sass Photo #2. This variation of the full color shot uses the “paint daub” feature in Photoshop. I love the way it brings out the light in her eyes, the sunlight in her hair, and softens the ruddiness in her cheeks because it was still close to 100F at 8:00pm when we were outside taking photos. I love the way her freckles come out in the summer!
Sass Photo #3. This is the original shot in full color.
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