August means I get to hang out with these three bundles of joy for a couple hours. It’s been about five years since I took the first picture of my little cousins together. Comparing the two shots side by side, one can see an improvement in both composition and editing.
- Remove as many distractions from the background as possible.
- Remember that eyes draw viewers to the image.
- Don’t be afraid to enhance an image with editing.
Speaking of editing, I don’t think either of these are straight out of the camera. Not sure what the process was for the first image, but you can see the visual progress that took place as I worked on this last one.
Because the girls were in the shade, I changed ‘curves’ on the image to make the girls stand out. Of course, there were also a couple other things such as color adjustments and stuff. Finally, a sun flare was added for pizazz.
Now that I look at the image, there are even more things that could be changed to make it look better. See the random pole, the red thing and maybe even the tree? They could all be edited out.
Oh well, maybe next time! There is always room to grow 🙂