Beautiful in Black, Nacogdoches TX
She’s an angel but she looks amazing in black! We love looking through all of our old photos and occasionally picking out a new one to process. There are still a lot of unprocessed photos from our anniversary shoot and I am slowly working through them. My favorite photo from the shoot is still this full body beauty on the bricks. I’m a sucker for the wider portraits!
I really like the shadows created by using only one light. Click here for more info on my lighting technique. I processed this photo in Photoshop CS6, which I’ve owned for about a week and a half now. I followed Sue Bryce’s retouching techniques from her 28 Days challenge. Sue gave us over an hour of retouching instruction on one of the recent challenges and it is truly awesome to see her retouch photo after photo spending only two minutes on each. She is so fast and uses only a few Photoshop tools over and over again. She makes it look easy, but it’s not! This photo was supposed to be retouched in two minutes, but it took more like an hour. Hopefully I can get my time down as I get used to the tools in Photoshop. I spent a lot of time over doing it and then trying to back track, when I should have just done it right the first time. But practice makes perfect.
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Daily photo: April 2, 2013, taken February 9, 2013