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!