Photo date: Jan 28
I haven’t shown a before and after for awhile. These were taken at the park around 2 in the afternoon, so not the best time to take photos. It was a semi-cloudy day and I was testing my 85mm. I loved the look on Charlotte’s face and the side/backlighting in her hair. However the photo seemed really cool to me. I also didn’t like the super washed out look.
I fixed the white balance, using levels and the white dropper and increased blacks slightly in levels. I upped the exposure just a bit using curves. I cropped so that it had a better composition.
I wanted it to feel sunnier and softer so I ran some actions, but modified them to my liking. I first ran Nelly Nero Spicy October and adjusted all of the layers that added color, plus the desat layer. I also masked out her skin and shirt on the desat layer. Then I ran Pioneer Woman’s sunshine, but reduced the opacity of the layers quite a bit and again masked her skin from the warmth. I then did a slight sharpen for web.