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Thursday, July 15, 2010

Before and After

My family has a wonderful annual family reunion. I think this year will be 41 years!

Naturally we need a group photo. But getting a great photo of everyone is nearly impossible.

This is the original photo. Hard to see faces, distracting stuff in the background.

To get to the "after" shot, I cropped. I chose a crop that I liked, not worrying if it were a "standard" size.

Then I spent some time with the light and the colors so that we could see some faces.

And then I removed the distracting playgroud equipment from the background. (not very well - if I were going to enlarge this photo I'd want to spend more time at it, but at least you get the idea)

What do you think of the results?

If you like my shots, you need to visit Pixel Perfect for more before and after fun! And if you want to play along all you have to do is show us your SOOC (straight out of camera) shot and then the edited version. Link back to Pixel Perfect and link up your post below! Feel free to share with us your editing program and camera gear too!


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  1. Wow... that is one big family reunion! And thanks for the comment, we're linked!

  2. I love the results of the edit. The color is amazing!

  3. Nice job lightening it up! Looking good :)

  4. Holy cow - great work here. I love the end result. New follower!

  5. Love the lighting change and crop, it looks like these were from two complete different shots... Wish I would have thought of this for a previous family shot I had... Oh Well!

    Looks good!!!

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