I'm starting to figure out how to use the manual settings of my camera, but I still forget to adjust the settings according to the changes in light and shadow.
I was taking pictures of Little D in full sunlight, using 400 shutterspeed, ISO 100, and F3.5. Then D-man moved into the shade, and I snapped this shot of him eating grass.
I like his expression, how serious he looks, but I don't like how dark it turned out.
Edit # 1
Using Photoshop Elements
First I sharpened the image, then adjusted the lighting levels. I highlighted his eyes with the brightness/contrast tool, and then adjusted the hue/saturation of the colour to get rid of that heavy red shadow. Much better. :)
Edit # 2:
I took the original edit, converted it to black and white, and then upped the brightness to +33 and the contrast to + 80.
Edit # 3:
I took the b&w edit, ran the "adjust colour for skin tone" tool to turn it into sepia, then toned down the contrast to give it a softer look. Then I rotated the image, and added a small border.
I think the sepia one is my favourite. :)
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