Saturday, February 16, 2008

It's So Difficult to Choose

More often than not, when I take a photograph, I have a pretty good idea of what I want the final product to look like. But sometimes, it's fun to fiddle around in Lightroom and Photoshop, and see what I can come up with. Some images are like blank canvases, and I can usually find a look that seems appropriate for the image, that fits the person or composition well or best.

Sometimes it's hard to choose, though. Today I made this image, a fairly simple photo portrait of Brandy, that took all kinds of different coloration and contrast quite well. I couldn't choose which one was 'best' to my eye. So I thought I'd share them all. Here goes, beginning with the original, unmanipulated image:

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  1. It's always hard to decide which direction to take an image. Especially when it has so much working for it on it's own. In this case, I personally prefer the first image most.

    Great work, as always Fritz!

  2. Sometimes it just takes walking away from it and coming back later with a fresh look. For this photo - the last one is my favorite by far! :)