JANUARY 10: Imperfect Photo

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  1. MrsEm

    MrsEm Well-Known Member

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    It's like this challenge was made for me! ALL of my photos are imperfect, haha. :stash

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  2. Lynnette

    Lynnette In my life, I've loved them all

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    My original was super dark, and very grainy. I lightened it up, went black and white, and played with filters in RadLab. It's still a mess, but I'm ok with it!

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  3. carilyne

    carilyne It's only impossible if you think it is

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    My original photo was in shadows and underexposed. I changed it to black and white, played with depth of field and cropped it.

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  4. nhudao

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  5. looklaura

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    This image was very dark due to the back lighting, so I lightened us up a bit. It is still a grainy picture, but if we only scrap the perfect ones, we miss stories!

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  6. fruitysuet

    fruitysuet Well-Known Member

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    My original photo, a non digi photo scanned in, lots of noise, poor exposure and colour and cluttered background:

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    I extracted my daughter from the background, turned the background black and white and ran a fauxtobaby action (Valorie Wibbens) on it, I think I put the mode to multiply. I merged the two layers then ran the Heartland action (Pioneer Woman) with blending mode darken and reduced opacity. I flipped the photo to suit my page orientation, cropped it and covered one of the dark and messy corners with embellishments.

    I have LOTS of these poor scanned photos, but I admit the thought of trying to do something similar on them all is very daunting. Nevertheless, I was pleased for the prompt for this photo (the only one available for this story).

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  7. violetsnana

    violetsnana New Member

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    A whole SLEW of imperfect photos here! I edited all of them in Lightroom, using exposure adjustments and also photo straightening and correcting for camera distortion. It was a rainy, grey day, so the photos were rather dark and blah.
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  8. Bellisae

    Bellisae Run kids, it's the paparazzi!

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    Thanks a lot for this challenge!
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    I don't like this dark beam and shadows on my DD's face. So I have killed shadows by adding light and cropped to focus attention on her eyes.
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  9. lcpereyra

    lcpereyra You won't believe my blue streak!

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    terrible out of focus photo and nothing that can be done to save it...so I embrace it as I love her pure happy smile here.

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  10. weaselwatchr

    weaselwatchr Viva, Las Vegas!

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  11. Ellie

    Ellie Little Bunny Cupcake

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  12. lmjrocko

    lmjrocko See that in my rear view mirror? That's Michigan!

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  13. Kegger

    Kegger Well-Known Member

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    Cropped the photo and used elements to hide the background
     
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  14. MissK

    MissK Well-Known Member

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    Cropped the photo & made it BW

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  15. emkayess2

    emkayess2 I is a member of the grammer police ...

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    I used a mixture of blurry and clear photos in sequence to tell my story, letting the better photos "carry" the less-good ones.

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  16. KarenC

    KarenC Well-Known Member

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    Here's mine:
    I cropped, took out clutter, sharpened my original photo.

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  17. MrsMessy

    MrsMessy Hello, Newman ...

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    Here is my original photo:
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    I increased the exposure, sharpened, and added a touch of sparkle to the eyes:

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  18. Alegna

    Alegna Well-Known Member

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    my photo before

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    I've removed the red eyes, cropped the photo and made it b&w

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  19. mommareiser

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    Here is mine - The original photo was a bit blurry so I made it black and white. You could also see the buffet table behind my daughter which was very distracting.
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  20. LaurieW

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    I used radlab to fix it up!

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