A DSLR and Photoshop (or in my case, Lightroom) can be a recipe for either joy or disaster depending on who is using them. I can’t even begin to tell you how thankful I am to have the talent and ability to capture my children exactly as I see them everyday. Rarely are other people able to get that certain spark out of my babies that I know so well, so trusting someone else to take their picture is a hard one for me. Photoshop is quite possibly one of the worst things to happen to photography, rather than working to get a photo right in the camera, so many people are just clicking away with the thought “I can just fix it all in Photoshop later.” PHOTOSHOP DOES NOT A PHOTOGRAPHER MAKE.
It blew my mind when I realized just how much time I could save myself by getting things right in the camera rather than relying on post processing to save my images. I’m still not perfect but I’ve come a long way in the past several years. These days it doesn’t require much more than a slight exposure adjustment and sharpening to consider a photo done, but so many people are guilty of feeling as though they have to do more and one of the worst ‘mores’ people do is brighten childrens’ eyeballs to unrealistic lengths. It’s creepy, don’t do it.
In case you’re unfamiliar with glassy doll zombie eyes, allow me to demonstrate why it’s creepy as hell and how to edit eyeballs more naturally if you feel so inclined.
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