Cynthia Q. Thanks for sharing these and the B&W. I enjoyed seeing your B&A. Great work. (06.23.09, 12:06am)
These were great to see--thanks for the post! (06.20.09, 01:39pm)
Thanks for posting these-it's great to see the before and afters. I purchased the first Boutwell set already and it's hard to imagine working without them. Luv em! (06.19.09, 08:25pm)
Thanks for posting these B!! Love before and afters! Would you mind sharing what you did in the first and second one? Which actions did you use? Thanks!! :) (06.18.09, 08:26am)
John Thank you for sharing the before and afters. Looks like 90% of what you are doing is setting the white balance, doing levels work (ie, setting a black and white point / adjusting exposure), and adding a slight vignette. The other 10% is minor facial retouching. (06.18.09, 06:11am)
These are so interesting. I especially liked the one where you removed the bags from under the groom's eyes - I switched between before & after a good ten or twelve times on that one! (06.17.09, 01:53pm)
Love ithe 8th one down of the bride pinching his bum, nice seperation between subject & background. (06.16.09, 04:31pm)
[ b ] evonne, i've never used elements, but i am certain it'll do the trick for amateurs. (06.16.09, 11:30am)
Love your before and afters. It is fascinating to me to see how other photographers work and think. I never copy anyone else but I get some great ideas from posts like this. Thanks again!! (06.16.09, 07:35am)
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Will Photoshop Elements be good enough for an amateur photographer? (06.16.09, 04:03am)
Love these before & afters :)
Also like the little chat about offering high resolution DVD's....it's such a taboo topic for some photographers. Thanks for sharing your two cents worth (06.15.09, 07:51am)
Virgil Thanks for the examples, Becker. I think some people that are new to photography may get frustrated when they see a pro's images.
Your 'before' shots are what most photogs are going to see straight out of the camera. Your 'after' shots show what's possible with moderate tweaking.
The best Photoshopping, like what you're doing, is almost undetectable until you actually see the original image. Then it's just done to enhance, not overwhelm. (06.15.09, 12:58am)
Very nice, how do you do it?!?! :) (06.15.09, 12:35am)
I would also love to hear more about HOW you processed each of these images to get the final look. Thanks so much for sharing Becker. It helps so much. (06.14.09, 06:39pm)
Thanks for sharing some "before and after" stuff, Chris. It's really nice to see the originals as so many photographers don't show them. (06.14.09, 03:27am)
Nice b/a's! Particularly the night/street shot - that's a tough one to get color just right! The laughing one *warmed* my insides up (see what I did there?!) (06.13.09, 10:40pm)
Loved the B&W and the color before and afters. Any chance of adding the processing information like with the B&W? (06.13.09, 07:07pm)
Oliphant sweet... (06.13.09, 04:59pm)
I always love before and afters. Helps to re-assure that I am doing something right as my before's look exactly the same. And I like to see the after as it gives inspiration to finishing the image and giving that professional touch!
PS. I was one of the guys at your Burlington Ontario [b] one day workshop! :) (06.13.09, 03:21pm)
Becker, you've always done an excellent job with your edits. Your portraits stand out from others in the industry because they do have strong style and feel; they nearly always appear natural and untouched.
Keep workin' your magic! (06.13.09, 01:04pm)
Nice clean work. (06.13.09, 12:35pm)