Sunday, 18 October 2009

Transform your portrait

This photo has a fairly nice background. The reddy brown leaves contrast well with the green grass and there is no significant distraction in this background to take your eye away from the main subjects who happen to be my parents-in-law.

The main thing with any portrait is to look for expressions. I think that the red cardigan is distracting but this distraction is easily removed with the sepia version on the right. If you want to concentrate the image on the head and shoulders then cropping does the trick. Add a white vignette and you get the photo on the right. These are easy techniques which transform photos.

Happy snapping

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