It’s not overexposed. It’s Artsy.

I recently stumbled onto this blog Live, Love, TRAVEL .  Jaymi takes amazing photos and is generous enough to share her photography experience with the blogosphere.  My favorite feature of her blog (aside from the beautiful images) is her photo edits.  She has inspired me to take another stab at Photoshop.

The above photo was taken at a post-wedding BBQ in Indiana a couple weeks ago.  I really loved how bright green the grass background was, but unfortunately, the sun was so harsh it totally washed Allison out.  But I loved the composition and thought maybe I could fix it.  After much tinkering, I thought maybe desaturating the image would tone down her glaringly white skin.  I used The Pioneer Woman’s B&W Beauty Photoshop action and while the highlights are still pretty bright, I think it salvaged an otherwise overexposed photo.  Because high contrast B&W = artsy. 

However Matt still isn’t a fan because Allison’s hand is up her dress.  But that’s totally acceptable for a 2 year old, right?

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6 Responses to It’s not overexposed. It’s Artsy.

  1. Crystal says:

    I love the B&W version! And for the record, I didn’t notice her hand until I read about it! Two year olds…those hands are always some where they shouldn’t be! Mine is usually up her nose…


  2. adorable picture! And yes, it is totally acceptable for a two year old. My daughter pulls her skirt up all the time!

  3. susan says:

    I didn’t even notice her hand – I thought she was just scratching her leg or something. I don’t think it detracts from the picture!

  4. susie says:

    the bone in tutorial is great..i don’t like to buy it that way but my hubby says it’s cheaper too!

    following from thursday hop! would love for you to follow back and say hello!

    • Jen says:

      I can get them for $.99/lb but a lot of the savings is eaten up by bone weight. But since I use the bones for stock, I figure it’s still a good deal. I was really intimidated by the process in the beginning, but now, butchering 12lbs only takes me about 30-40 minutes. Still not something I love to do, but you’ve got to either spend time or money and I tend to choose time.