Before/After PhotoShop

I really believe straight-out-of-camera images compared against the edited image is something that is very eye opening to many.

While I strive to be as natural as I can with my imagery, sometimes there are certain things that take away from the image.  I saw this vine wrapped around this limb last week, and in my mind, I envisioned isolating it from the surrounding scene, and really showing the curved vine and have that be the focus.  Well, I was standing outside in the cold with muck boots and frankly, I wasn’t about to cut all the other limbs off to achieve my vision…. so instead, I made my vision through the use of PhotoShop.  It’s still the same image, but the slight changes give the composition a much better feel.


Here’s the before….

What was done?  Cropped in closer, cropped to make the in-focus area more into the rule of thirds….  popped the color, removed a limb… added contrast, a little dodging/burning.

About Jodie Otte

Maryland Newborn Photographer and Child Portrait Artist, Jodie Holstein-Otte, specializes in unique photography of newborn babies, kids, and families. She works on location in Harford, Howard, Cecil, Anne Arundel, Baltimore and other areas throughout Maryland. She uses both both natural lighting and soft studio lighting techniques.

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