I was up until 3 AM finishing edits for a photoshoot. I'm procrastinating starting the edits on another.
And how do I procrastinate?
Why, by opening Lightroom and playing with other people's photos, of course!
I thought I'd participate in Fix-it Friday over at I ♥ Faces. On Fix-it Fridays, a photo is provided for everyone to play with.
Here's the SOOC, provided by Becca:
Isn't she adorable? What a sweet little girl, and all that pink is just delicious!
Ok, so the first thing I noticed was the colour cast. I used my eyedropper tool and the white of her eyes to fix up the colour balance. Then I noticed the noise. This was a very noisy photo, so I upped my masking and slid my noise reduction sliders waaaaaaaay to the right to make it soft and creamy. Finally, I adjusted the luminance sliders to my liking and cropped it just a little bit more. I used my healing brush on just a couple of wee spots and brightened up the eyes a bit. Here's my end result:
Amusingly enough, I noticed when I viewed the entry for this week that my end result is quite similar to that of Susan Keller's. We took different paths but ended up at similar stops.
I also thought I'd see how it looked in B&W, because I just LOVE a good B&W. Here you go!
I should add that I did these with our Princess on my lap. For a 7 year old, she has definite opinions on my editing, and would quickly tell me if I did something "wrong". Maybe I'll have to hire out my next job to her!
Thanks for stopping by and playing along!