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Maybe-not-really-20-something-anymore from Norway who likes to scrapbook and take photos documentarystyle and dreams of photojournalism when not working as a photojournalist and that's pretty much what this blog is about. And I like it this way.



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Been scrapbooking since late fall 2005. Currently fortunate enough to be a part of the design teams for Hambly Screenprints, Fancy Pants Designs and Pencil-Lines. ♥



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~~ Before / After ~~

Posted by Ania On Thursday, October 18, 2007


Slightly bored despite several assignments waiting here. Thought I would put up a before/after photo taken the other day.

I really like how it turned out. Shot in JPG I wanted to try take photos of Amalie while taking a stroll outside. Not so easy when I'm holding the camera at a distance with one hand while the other is trying to hold her hand - a number of shots was of the surroundings rather than Amalie. Still - these kind of "accident" shots sorta have their charm.... if you know how to pull out their colors.

Adjustments in photoshop includes: Adjusting the levels - now, I'm not too familiar with all the phrases and stuff but the histogram was a bit clipped (I think is the correct word)...like..when the histogram doesnt cover the whole spectre/line?....adjusted the sliders to when the histograms sorta started. Looked immediately much much better. Then I added medium contrast in curves and opened the red and green curves respectively and "pulled" out the colors a lil more... went into hue/saturation and for the color yellow: made it a lil more saturated and brighter. Unsharp mask and a lil duplicate/screen-mode and voila...lush fall-colors.

So. Don't immediately discard those dull, boring photos. Play a bit with photoshop and discover the possibilities :)
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3 intriguing feedbacks to '~~ Before / After ~~'

  1. Catrine Said,
    http://aniia.blogspot.com/2007/10/before-after.html?showComment=1192738140000#c1907679843673564'> 10:09 PM

    Wow - det ble jo kult!!!

     

  2. Annie Said,
    http://aniia.blogspot.com/2007/10/before-after.html?showComment=1192817160000#c4684394354210441057'> 8:06 PM

    really beautiful!!!! and i LOVE your album from Wednesday!!!
    XO

     

  3. http://aniia.blogspot.com/2007/10/before-after.html?showComment=1192822260000#c2789575819384564438'> 9:31 PM

    oooh digger fargene! Minner meg om et maleri:)
    Det mini albumet i den forrige posten din er nydelig! Digger det! :)

    Ha en god helg!

     

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