Sunday, August 2, 2015

Portrait of a Young Man - A Before and After

Camera and Lens:
Canon 400d / Rebel XTi (2006)
Canon 28-105mm f/3.5-4.5 (early 1990's model)

Original Photo Information:
ISO 100, 53mm, f/4, 1/250 sec

Processing Tools:
Adobe Lightroom

Processing information:
Cropped to get rid of excess background.
Basic Exposure and Lighting Corrections.
Remove Acne and other Blemishes.

People tend to be more demanding of portrait adjusting, because it is possible to totally overdo it and make the photo worse than when you started.  A few basic tenet is that for skin to look natural, there has to be faults and imperfections.   Nobody has perfect skin, after all. 

The Straight Out of Camera Photo:


The Finished Work:



And the alternate "BETTER" version of before and after:


Side by Side: The Before and After

before
after

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