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?