Before we get to the after-before galleries, just a reminder that today’s post reveals the April ABFriday One Photo Focus photo! What is One Photo Focus? It’s the first ABFriday of each month when all participants edit the same photo. Fun? You betcha! Check out March’s 1PF!
In a nutshell, here’s how it works:
- The photo to be edited is revealed in the ABF post two weeks in advance.
- If you’d like to join in, email me at email@example.com. I will send you links to the full-sized RAW and jpeg files. Download the one you wish.
- Email me your “after” image no later than midnight EST Wednesday, April 1, two days prior to the post.
A time zone converter and all the important submission details are on the After-Before Friday Forum page, as are the details for participating in “regular” ABFriday posts. Come along and join us in one or the other (or both) – we’re a fun-loving group!
April’s One Photo Focus Photo!
Submitted by Cee Neuner — Cee’s Photography
Now back to our regularly scheduled ABFriday post with all the creative after-before photos submitted this week!
My submission: Last week’s video demonstrated basic Lightroom 5 post-processing of a highly underexposed image. This week’s video demonstrates the power of shooting RAW as I use Lightroom 5 with a quick visit to Nik Color Efex and Nik Dfine (for noise reduction) to post-process a highly overexposed image.
Submitted by Robin Kent — PhotographybyKent
Robin says: I’ve been told that using the histogram on your digital camera simplifies the work in post-processing, it’s just a matter of trusting the graph instead of your eyes. It seems this is true. For example, I found a scene this week with some troublesome exposure issues—bright blue sky, a white sculpture partially illuminated by a bright sun, and a dark brick building in shadow. Details can be found in my post here.
Submitted by Loré Dombaj — Snow’s Fissures and Fractures
Loré says: Sometimes just a small adjustment can make a big difference. I was surprised to see how this one came to life, when all I did was increasing temperature and saturation. Little bit of healing to make that boat more shinny and that was it.
Submitted by Michelle Lunato — Michelle Lunato Photography
Michelle says: I seem to be on a flower theme lately, so I figured I would run with it. The abstract I created is from some flowers I took a picture of last Easter. I just went with how I was feeling, and this is what I came up with. I think it may reflect how I feel: bold and yet all out of control. Huh. Go figure that my editing would reflect my mood.
Submitted by Katie Prior — Drawing with Light
Katie says: This week I have been revisiting a photo of a well known landmark from a trip to London to see if could bring back some life back into it.
Submitted by Benjamin Rowe — Aperture64
Submitted by Janice Meyers Foreman — jmeyersforeman photography
Submitted by Klara — Sliku svoju ljubim II
Klara says: The photo was taken in Paris last weekend. Other than a bit of cropping and sharpening the photo (contrast, clarity, exposition), I also added split toning in both highlights and shadows.
Submitted by Amy — The World Is a Book
Submitted by Lynne Ayers — Beyond the Brush Photography
Please click on the links of those who contributed this week, to read about their post-processing steps and/or to see what other treasures they have on their blogs. They’d love to have you visit!
So what do you think of the ABFriday forum?
Feel free to leave your thoughts and suggestions in the comment section. And don’t forget to view the guidelines if you want to participate. I’d love to have you onboard!