erica barclay photography

a colorado boutique photographer specializing in artistic and vintage style wedding and portrait photography

Ever curious about how an image goes from A to B?  Well here is a sneak peak into my workflow. When I shoot my goal is always to get take a perfect shot: the right lighting, a great background, beautiful expressions, and an excellent composition.  But that doesn’t always happen.  Especially when you shooting a location, such as a wedding, and trying to capture all those candid moments.  So… excellent editing skills are a necessity!

  • The first image is an un-altered shot that is a little under exposed in areas.
  • In the second shot, the lighting has been corrected and a couple blemishes have been removed.  Also there were heavy under-eye circles on this adorable little lady and I removed them to make her look her absolute best.
  • The third image is the final image that would be delivered to the customer.  The skin has been smoothed to help give her an even more youthful glow.  This image was transformed to a black and white image and then digitally hand colored.  Last but not least a vignette was added to help draw the eye and give it vintage aesthetic.  Adorable.

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  • 26 July 2011
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