1. Make sure I have the correct white balance
2. Add a hint of warmth
3. Play around with contrast.....LOVE me some dramatic shadows!
4. NATURALLY touch up blemishes, dry skin, wrinkles, etc
5. Enhance the eyes or other fine details
6. Remove unwanted background distractions
7. If outdoors, enhance the sky if needed/desired
8. Add fine touches if necessary once client sees their images
It has been difficult to find "my style" and the outcome I so badly desire. It takes time, knowledge, patience and determination! I tweak things here and there, come up with new looks and compare the outcomes. Willingness to learn new techniques & the ability to push myself to become better has been a GAME CHANGER!!!
I can't even believe the growth I have had just within this past year. It makes looking back on the photos from then to now even more inspiring....knowing where I may be another year or five from now!
In any job or aspect of life in general, we are always learning, always growing & always striving to be better. Life we be boring without change.
Below is a before & after photo of an outdoor headhsot. Natural edits have been applied, fine stray hairs have been removed, glasses glare has been removed, and lighting/coloring has been naturally altered. Attention to details!
Aside from being a part-time photographer, I am also a wife, mother, business woman, veteran, crafter, gardener, camper, hunter, fisher, avid walker, cyclist, and thrifter!