since a few ppl have asked...
ok pretty underexposed because i didnt wanna blow his white shirt - it was overcast-ish but really bright out. i did go a little too far underexposing it - but luckily i shot at 200 iso so i could bring it up as much as i needed to with no noise issues. i'd originally not PP'd this image because it bugged me that his hair was OOF, but i like his face so i'm using it for this example. i'm dangerous.
Camera: Nikon D70s
Exposure: 0.001 sec (1/1600)
Focal Length: 50 mm
ISO Speed: 200
Exposure Bias: +1/3 EV
Flash: No Flash
so then in acr i fixed the exposure, i adjusted the white balance via using the eye dropper tool on the whites of his eyes and then cooling it down a tad because kids eyes are sometimes a tiny bit blueish. i upped the shadows, saturation & contrast a TINY bit.
so then i open up in photoshop. i did pop the eyes in this one a bit (which i dont normally do) because i wanted to show the difference. i overdid the eyes a little. thats usually what happens when you pop the eyes. i popped via a little dodging and an USM. if i had the time or energy i would go back and un pop - but i dont so you'll have to deal. i also ran portraiture, which i dont always do. but i did just for the sake of showing you what it looks like when i run it. and i added a vignette. the one i use is a nichole van action.
then i ran my vintage action to give it a little more "me", but i turned it waaaay down. and i sharpened for web.
here's the end result.
i dont claim to have the perfect workflow, but i wanted to share anyway... since you asked. hth
Katie, mom to Claire.
Thanks Katie! This was a great help to see!
thanks, it's great to see how you do what you do.
that kid has great eyes. I'm still sad that Jordan's eyes changed from blue at 14 months. (of course, she has awesome hazel eyes now)
Gwen, Mommy to Andrew, Jordan, Natalie & Jack
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Thanks Katie! Very helpful
Its always super helpful to see other people's workflow. Thanks again, Katie!
Krissy, mommy to Violet and Noah
Nikon D200 | Nikkor 50mm f/1.4D | 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6 | Nikkor 105mm f/2.8 | SB-600 | Expodisc | CS4
CC always welcome - I'm on a mission to learn and improve
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