After Before Friday-Horses
Today is After Before Friday, where we all learn a little something about photo post processing.
I took some photos the other day of these baby horses and their moms. You can see a couple in this post. The main problem with trying to get good photos, was all the stuff behind them. Fences, buildings, tractors.
This mom was funny. I was shooting photos for a while, then I think she got nervous. She started running around with her baby. This is my photo before any editing.
You can see the stuff in the background, plus the sun wasn’t quite right for good lighting.
This is my photo after editing.
I cropped in, and adjusted colors in Lightroom. I then took the photo to Photoshop. I used the healing brush tool to get rid of some of the background distractions. Then on a whim I opened the blur filter gallery. I have never used this before, and I clearly still need to learn more about it. I made two Iris blur filters, one over each horse. I like how it blurred the background nicely, but I couldn’t make it blend better. There is a definite line there. If someone more adept at PS knows how to blend this better, I would love to learn.
I think learning how to take an OK photo, and make it something better, is a valuable tool in photography. I am still learning tricks in Photoshop, there is so much there to know.
Overall though, I think the edited version is far better than what came out of the camera.
To see more After Before photos and learn some editing tips and tricks, head over to Visual Venturing.
Have a great weekend everyone!