I’m cheating a bit by posting this. Obviously I didn’t take it myself. I had my friend Laura take this photo of me at our scrapbooking retreat this weekend. Note: the photo was taken on automatic settings. Though I didn’t take the photo, I wanted to appear in this blog at least occasionally. I really don’t like to have my picture taken, but I know that it’s important to document my presence in life!
While I actually like this photo of me, I was bothered by the chaos of colors. My purple sweatshirt really clashes with the out-of-date brown couch in the background. Knowing that I didn’t want to have to do a bunch of work in Photoshop, I tried a simpler approach.
I changed the photo to black and white and I’m much happier with it.
Editing: cropping in ACR; icing action and the pioneer woman b&w beauty action in Photoshop
- 1/100 sec
- 400 ISO