Daughter’s Graduation

31 05 2010

The family, celebrating our second daughter’s successful completion of high school from Heritage Classical Study Center.  This is why I’ve been so panicked about getting my architecture shots completed.  We had 12 extra family members staying in our home and two more in a hotel.  It was a fun weekend, especially since our oldest was able to join us for the event!  Congratulations, Steph!  TTFN SDG


SC’s Senior Images

18 04 2010

This is SC’s selection for her senior picture.  The first image is straight out of the camera, the RAW file.  The second image is after…applying a white balance from a gray card, making an exposure adjustment, pushing the black clipping and adjusting the crop and angle– all in Lightroom.   When I took it over to Photoshop I added…a Gaussian blur to all but her eyes and some facial features, some retouching to her necklace clasp, top and skin, some minor burning and dodging, adjusted the brightness and contrast, fixed her chapped lips and added text. (Her name has been blurred out for safety’s sake.)  Her skin is so pale you can see the veins; I’m waiting for a friend to help me find a plug-in that will soften her skin tone and smooth it out a bit.  She’s a beauty in both images; but she shines in the one that is more like what I saw with my own two eyes!  TTFN SDG