Before and After

Before this year’s wedding season gets going I thought I would include a post on my post-processing. This is not to be a lesson on Photoshop (perhaps we’ll do that someday in the future), I only wanted to illustrate the fact that when you combine proper photographic concepts and proper lighting with Photoshop you can achieve a far superior end result.

Below is an image of Ingrid, a real estate agent who came to me looking to improve her online profile and business card; both very important in today’s economy (click HERE for a post on the importance of your online presence). The first image of Ingrid is straight out-of-camera and was taken in my studio. We had a beauty dish up above, a 47″ octabox behind me for fill, and a strip light behind her and to the right for a little highlight in her hair. I also arranged a makeup artist for this shoot at Ingrid’s request.

Although the out of camera image looks fine the way it is and probably better than most profiles you see. It needed more, as you can see the finished photograph is much more flattering, yet the changes are subtle.

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This next photograph is of Sandra and Carlo who got married last fall. Again, the left side is straight out of camera and the right is the finished product. The final image was made into a beautiful large canvas to adorn the walls of their new home. The images my couples choose for weddings albums, prints, or other products such as canvases are touched up and enhanced to look their best. Subtle changes, yet effective.

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Anyway, wedding season is fast approaching so be sure to look out for my posts this summer. Please visit my site if you need my services for your wedding, your on-line presence, or if you want to capture beautiful images of your son or daughter. If you’re buying or selling a house and wish to contact Ingrid, she can be located at


Joel C - April 12, 2012 - 3:31 am

Effort = results. The portrait in particular looks great

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