More Fix It Fun

We're fixin' photos over at I ♥ Faces again this Friday.  Have I mentioned how much I love this?  Yeah, only about 50 times :)

Here's the awesome before shot:

Here's my fix:

It didn't need much, that's for sure!  I did everything in Lightroom 2 - crop, straighten, white balance, brighten.  Done.

I had a conversation with "my" camera guy the other day.  He likes to show me his album of recent shots - he's good.  Really good.  Every now and then he mentions something he'd do differently, and I say something like "You could tweak that in processing".  He rolls his eyes and clicks his tongue at me.  "No processing for me.  Photography isn't about the computer."

I feel a bit like I've been scolded.

There are the purists, to be sure ("get it right the first time, and NO processing") - they often even express a feeling that we're somehow "cheating" by messing with images the way we do these days.  I wonder...why do they shoot digital then?  Why not stick with film?

 I don't see the difference between doing the magic in the dark room (film days) versus doing it on the computer now.  

What do you think?

wenderful  – (8/28/2009 09:39:00 AM)  

I really like your crop. Great job on the PP.
In my opinion, it's mostly men who are the purists I've found. And I think digital photography is more of an art that a science. The freedom to take the image from the camera and turn it into our own "vision" is what makes this so fun.

Unknown  – (8/28/2009 11:11:00 AM)  

what a great crop. I like the square look. Isn't she just beautiful! It sure is nice to be a mommy of beauitful kids! LOL!

Unknown  – (8/28/2009 12:44:00 PM)  

Wow! What part of Boise? I live in Meridian.

Jessica  – (8/28/2009 09:37:00 PM)  

This is a good one...I like it A LOT!

Tracey  – (8/29/2009 05:41:00 PM)  

That is a beautiful picture - great job all around!

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