krista lucas photography {blog}

April 29, 2010

before & after {pixel perfect blog hop}

Filed under: baby, newborn, pixel perfect blog hop, Uncategorized — kristalucasphotography @ 7:27 am

It’s Thursday and that means it’s time for another Pixel Perfect blog hop!  This one is always fun to participate in – I LOVE seeing how other people edit their photos and what they think of my edits!

I’m using a photo from the shoot I did on Sunday.  I love the shot, which happened after the sweet baby boy spit up and his parents laid him back to clean up his legs!  I happened to be sitting in a great spot!  I used a Canon 40D camera & Speedlite 430EX flash (bounced off the ceiling).

Here’s the before.

And the after.  I fixed the exposure a bit in Adobe Camera Raw (I shoot in RAW+jpg, so the above still really is the SOOC).  Then I ran a black and white conversion in CS4 and upped the contrast a bit and changed the curves to more of an S curve.  That’s it!

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  1. I love black and white for babies. So gorgeous!

    Comment by monica — April 29, 2010 @ 3:03 pm

  2. Yes, the black and white just shows off all the little details.

    Comment by Melissa Renfro — April 29, 2010 @ 3:12 pm

  3. What a sweet photo!

    Comment by Lindsay Hayes — April 29, 2010 @ 3:33 pm

  4. The black and white is amazing. Nice touch!

    Comment by Dana — April 29, 2010 @ 5:02 pm

  5. Beautiful photo and I love the black and white!

    Comment by Sarah — April 29, 2010 @ 5:22 pm

  6. Looks great in black and white

    Comment by Joy Taylor — April 29, 2010 @ 7:08 pm

  7. Perfection

    Comment by Andrea aka Prairie Lady — April 29, 2010 @ 9:19 pm

  8. SO nice!! Love the black and white itlooks so much more timeless and dramatic.

    Comment by Faith — April 29, 2010 @ 9:44 pm

  9. Love it! The parents are going to be thrilled!

    Comment by lulalola — April 29, 2010 @ 11:33 pm

  10. This is so sweet in black and white.

    Comment by Heather — April 30, 2010 @ 12:25 am

  11. I love black and whites and this one is so precious!!!

    Comment by Shonni — April 30, 2010 @ 12:48 am

  12. What a precious photo. I love it in bw. Great edit!

    Comment by Kristy — April 30, 2010 @ 3:32 am

  13. oh I just love a sweet B&W edit. too perfect 🙂 Ovaries are aching a little now though. lol

    Comment by Alysha — April 30, 2010 @ 7:00 pm

  14. This is perfect in b&w. It removed the distraction of the blue knee and lets you focus on the sweet baby in the center!

    Our Blog: Double Happiness!

    Comment by Donna (Double Happiness) — April 30, 2010 @ 11:13 pm

  15. Adorable! I love the b&w

    Comment by Laura — May 4, 2010 @ 1:25 pm

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