Friday, February 4, 2011

Playing with Black and White

I decided to let Kayla jump on her bed and take some pictures with my Fong Collapsible light diffuser that I got for Christmas to try it out.  I like the diffused light!  Unfortunately, I didn't like the background and Kayla's particularly rosy/blotchy after-bath face - so I decided to play with some black and white settings.  I used mostly MCP Actions (love them!) in Photoshop.

Before - SOOC

Final Edit

Another from the bed jumping session, she was having fun :)
 My edits are as follows all in Photoshop:
  • Cleaned up blotches with spot healing brush
  • Ran the Eye Doctor action from MCP Actions
  • Ran Snap action from MCP Actions
  • Desaturated
  • Added a layer, screen mode
  • Added a layer, Soft Light mode
  • Applied vignette with lens correction filter
I much prefer the black and white, I wasn't a huge fan of the original shot, but the B&W hides alot. :)

Linking up this week!
  Sweet Shot DayPhotobucket


  1. Love the second shot! Thanks for linking up! :)

  2. WOW- that b&w really brings out her eyes

  3. Adorable B&W shots! Great edits!

  4. I love the texture on the wet hair and those big blue eyes. Nice edits!

  5. Beautiful- the edit and the girl.


  6. Her eyes do really stand out! She looks like she has a head of curls like two of my kiddos. :) So cute!

  7. Beautiful edit! I just love black and white photos.

  8. Great B&W conversion! What a sweetie pie :)

  9. Oooh! These turned out just beautiful. I really need to try more black and white.