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Before and After – Cowboy — Houston Portrait Photographer

Back for another Before and After Monday!  This week, I'm sharing a photo shot in my studio of this adorable little cowboy.  The thing I love about using a studio is that the editing needed is minimal.  As you can see, all I did to tweak the SOOC is a small s-curve in curves, adjusted the levels by making sure it was covering all the way from 0-255 and a little bit of sharpening.  Now, I DID add a texture to the background using Totally Rad's Dirty Pictures.

Portraits in Houston Texas

 

I converted it to two different Black and Whites because his outfit landed itself to a bit of  an "old timey" feel.  To get this, I first converted in Totally Rad's Radlab using Boring Old B/W adjusting to my liking.  Then I just added a "Fill Layer" to add the tone and adjusted the opacity to about 5%.  It added just enough of that "sepia" look without being a full on sepia.

Thank you for joining me on another Before and After Monday.  As always, if you have a photo that you would like to send to me for editing or for use in my B and A posts, please contact me at thereasa@thereasagwinn.com.

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Danielle Dutta - August 6, 2012 - 15:34

Awesome Before and Afters.  Really digging the curves/levels/texture (top right.)  :-) 

Dawniele Castellanos - August 6, 2012 - 16:06

I am  learning to love studio lighting just for that same reason!  Great photo. He is such a cute cowboy!

Christine - August 6, 2012 - 17:19

Really loving your before and afters – thanks so much for sharing!

Tonja - August 6, 2012 - 17:23

Darling little guy!  Love the SOOC, the edits are cool too.  The little guy really makes the picture!! Great job!

Natalie - August 6, 2012 - 18:58

He's such a handsome young man! My favorite is the edited color one and the warmer b&w. If I was mom I'd print those huge!

Teresa Sweet - August 6, 2012 - 21:19

Beautiful work as always.  Lovely lighting, adorable subject…well done!

Caroljean Strawn - August 6, 2012 - 23:56

Love the composition, styling, light…very nice! 

Huong Forrest - August 7, 2012 - 00:43

Great edit and a handsome young man!

Jen Davis - August 7, 2012 - 07:41

Really cute little guy!  I just got a trial version of Rad Lab, am playing with it

Tiffany - August 7, 2012 - 15:33

OMG he is way too cute! I love the adjustments, too. It's just perfect. Don't you love Totally Rad? I know I do!

Kelly - August 8, 2012 - 08:12

Adorable!

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