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before and after

I’m always interested in seeing what a photograph looks like before and after edits, so I thought I’d do that with you today. The difference can sometimes be quite drastic and other times very subtle. When working on my still life photography, I pretty much do all of my editing in Lightroom. 

In the Develop module, I have many presets that I use. Some I created myself and others  I’ve either purchased or received free. If you’re not familiar with presets, they’re just a one-click edit. You can either keep the edit as is or you can change things up a bit to make it more your own.

Today, I’m giving you three examples.

For the after photo below, I used a preset called Thursday from Kim Klassen’s Sampler Collection. I did a couple of tweaks myself to get the image a look I was going for.

Another example … I’ve used the same before photo, but with a more dramatic effect using the Rumpled preset from Kim’s Dark Light Collection.

In this final edit, I’m using one of my own presets, Morning Light 1. The final result for this image is more true to the actual colors with a bit more drama and light.

I love playing around with my images. It’s all part of the creative process, I’d love to know which edit is your favorite of these. If you’d like to download my preset, you can click here or on the name above.

Thanks as always for stopping by.

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We are so happy!

Thank you so much for the beautiful pictures and helping us feel comfortable in front of the camera.

Fabiola & Juan

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2018-08-14T17:31:23-07:00

Fabiola & Juan

Thank you so much for the beautiful pictures and helping us feel comfortable in front of the camera.

Thank you!

She captured out family perfectly. Great memories I'll treasure always.

Jensen

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2018-08-14T17:23:12-07:00

Jensen

She captured out family perfectly. Great memories I'll treasure always.

I am so thrilled

I am so thrilled to have worked with Carolyn to find perfect local pictures to have hang on the walls...

Angela McKee

General Manager Best Western Plus Black Oak

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2018-08-15T05:08:35-07:00

Angela McKee

General Manager Best Western Plus Black Oak

I am so thrilled to have worked with Carolyn to find perfect local pictures to have hang on the walls of our newly remodeled King Spa Suite.

She is extremely talented!

She is an amazing woman, with a fabulous eye for creativity.

Bailey

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2018-08-14T18:58:46-07:00

Bailey

She is an amazing woman, with a fabulous eye for creativity.
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