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I am a mostly self-taught Wedding and Portrait Photographer and I am always looking for new clients. I prefer on-location, natural light Photography and I am always looking to challenge myself! I recently relocated to Central Oregon and am available for photoshoots in any of the nearby areas. Please feel free to contact me if you like my work and are interested in scheduling a session with me! I would love to hear from you!

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Friday, May 14, 2010


Another Fix It Friday over at i heart faces and I am loving it! It always gives me a chance to practice more and that can never hurt. I normally don't like to use too much Photoshop unless really needed, but I had fun playing with this image of this super cute little boy! On to the before and after photos.....

Original Image:

My Edit:
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Here's what I did:
1. Used dodge tool over face to lighten it a bit
2. Used healing brush to cover blemishes
3. Dodge tool applied slightly to the iris of the eys (12% exposure)
4. Coffeeshop Perfect Portrait action with Color Pop layer at 32%
5. PW Lovely & Ethereal action with a Layer Mask applied to the eyes
6. Cracked and Dirty texture applied, erased from face
7. Aged 2 textured applied, erased from face
8. Coffeeshop Butterscotch Vintage action 100%
9. image cropped slightly

There you have it! It is much more than I would normally do, but I liked the end result :)

There are tons of awesome edits over at i heart faces...go check them out!


Didee May 14, 2010 at 6:22 PM  

Gorgeous edit....love the deep colors!! xo

Wendy May 14, 2010 at 9:00 PM  

Nice effect!! I too am trying to hone my skills with photography!! And hopefully within the year, have a good "business" going on. Crossing my fingers.

Mr & Mrs! May 14, 2010 at 9:47 PM  

I love the edits! The texture and eye pop are great!