This is how I do it No.1

Written by alex.kruk on 12:33 AM

Inspired by other photographers I have decided to sometimes share how I edit my pictures,and what I know,to perhaps help others just a little bit. I have never taken any courses in how to do these things everything that I have learned has been by trial and error. I don't apply the same method every time as I like to approach each photo uniquely. It is more like when I feel the picture looks right then I stop processing. I don't have Photoshop, or Photoshop Light Room - I use Photoshop Elements. It was the best option I could afford. I am still learning.

This first picture is straight from the camera using my Canon 50 mm F/1.8

f/1.8 1/100sec ISO 100
No flash

I am still testing this lens ( it was 60$ ) I am pretty happy with what I get but the lens is very slow and it is focusing way too slow ! What I love is the aperture-1.8 !!!


The second picture is after processing and this is what I did
I pulled the picture to Photoshop Elements
1. I adjusted the sharpness amount 150% radius 4.0 %
2. I did saturation +5
3. I brushed the chin with brush tool, opacity 30% - there were some red spots


Not much but small details make this picture perfect. I love it. I love it because of the colors, all blues and browns that go so well together and that cute face of my baby just made it !
Goodnight !

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  1. 2 comments: Responses to “ This is how I do it No.1 ”

  2. By Mary Marantz on November 20, 2009 at 4:11 AM

    looks awesome!!!

  3. By Christine Newhook on November 20, 2009 at 9:11 AM

    Such a cute photograph! I'll have to experiment with some similar settings :)

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