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I Heart Faces:Fixed it Fridays

A fun photo provided by Dana Suggs Photography for an Edit Challenge on Fridays from the folks at I Heart Faces. 

I enjoyed this challenge so you may see me doing more of this on Fridays!!!

This is the Before picture. By looking at this picture, the first thing I would want to do is bring out the vibrant colors in this pictures.  The background has great textures but it also took the attention away from the subject. By cropping in, and blur the background slightly, the eyes are now drawn to the subject and his beautiful blue eyes.   

Here’s the final result after I played around with it. I also edited a little funky to reflect the mood of his cool shirt and attitude!! I started in Lightroom to slightly enhanced exposure and then did the rest of my image processing in Photoshop CS5 to paint on the colors.

To get ideas of how other photographers edited this photo, hop on over to IHeartFaces! 

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Posted by on March 4, 2011 in 8. I HEART FACES


I Heart Faces: Anything but a Face!


“We delight in the beauty of the butterfly,
but rarely admit the changes it has done through to achieve that beauty.”
{Maya Angelo}




From time to time, I join in on the fun at I Heart Faces.  If you are not sure what it is, check it out!  If you have a love for photography,  it’s a great place to learn and be inspired by many great photographers.

This week’s Photo Challenge: “Anything but a Face”. The Photo must have a person in it but should  include  “anything but the face’. 

This is a photo of my daughter who makes our hearts flutter with joy.  

I Heart Faces - Photography Challenges, Tutorials and Tips


I Heart Faces: Theme Photo Challenge {Elkhart Family Photographer}

It’s been awhile since I submitted my photos to I Heart Faces.   “I Heart Faces is a photography web site that focuses on the art of capturing faces and their various emotions. Every Monday and Tuesday, people from across the world and all levels of photographers have the opportunity to enter their favorite face photos into a themed photo challenge.”

This week’s theme: Best Face in 2010. 

The hardest thing about this week’s challenge is that I can only submit one photo as my Best Face in 2010.  I had a hard time narrowing down to even top 10 in 2010 let alone just pick one as my favorite. After just going back and forth between all the pictures, my heart kept gravitating towards this particular photo.

There’s something so fresh, pure,  sweet and nice about this photo. Her face reminds me of an American Girl Doll.  It makes me think of the saying, 

What are little girls made of?

What are little girls made of?

Sugar and Spice,

And all that’s nice;

That’s what little girls are made of.

If you get a chance, click on the link below to see other wonderful face submissions.

I Heart Faces - Photography Challenges, Tutorials and Tips


Posted by on January 4, 2011 in 8. I HEART FACES