New adventures in world of portraits. I didn’t plan on taking this photo. We were celebrating my fiancées birthday and I happened to take a photo of her. As the look may suggest, she didn’t prepare at all for the photo 😁 Sometimes just by taking photos randomly we get great results!
That’s why I like street photography. You can capture people in their most relaxed(?) state and get the most genuine looks from them, that is until they notice you’re taking a photo of them 😅
I’m going to show you before and after of the same photo, so here’s the first one ↓
Perfect genuine smile. I like this photo a lot. Capturing moments like these is what I love about photography.
As you can see, I cropped the photo to get rid of all the useless background info we had (other people, cars, buildings etc.), after that I used Snapseed to brighten up the face, hair and bring the eyes out a little. I also blurred the background to get the focus on the subject.
After editing the photo to my liking with Lightroom, I used another app to add this fog/smoke. The app is called LensDistortions, I highly recommend using every app I have mentioned in this post. They are very useful!
After going back and forth between Snapseed, Lightroom and LensDistortions apps, this is what I came up with. I added some LED-lensflare and little tiny stars (you can see them on the shirt). I needed to get more creative because of the ugly background in the original photo, but I’m still very pleased with the end result! 😊
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