When I saw the original photo for Fix It Friday today, it reminded me of so many shots that I’ve taken. You get the expression that you want, but the light is all wrong, and the camera settings are wrong, and it just seems “unfixable”. I’ve deleted a bunch that were similar to this, and now I realize that I may have thrown away gold. My jaw dropped when I saw the contributors’ fixes, especially from my friend Dana. And after reading Dana’s tutorial, I decided to see if I could do anything with the picture. I’m nowhere near as good as Dana, or Andrea, or Julie Rivera, but I do feel like I learned something today as far as levels, color balance, and adding texure. And any day in which this old dog can learn a new trick or two is a good day in my book!
To see some truly fabulous fixes, head over to I Heart Faces; look at the contributor fixes and then click on the links for more.