Here’s a little before and after of Pupachino’s photo (for adoption at the Sheboygan County Humane Society)! I have a limited space to work with at the shelter, so I use the smaller rolls. They are perfect width for the cats, buuuut a little small for the dogs. A little work in photoshop does the trick!
CAMERA: Nikon D750, ISO64, 1/160, f/4, 38mm, RAW Format
FLASH: Nikon SB-700, 1/4 power, left and slightly to the front of subject.
LENS: Sigma 24-70mm f/2.8
BACKGROUND: Savage Seamless Paper, Marmalade, 53″ width
The Befores & After
The SOOC (Straight Out Of Camera) shot of Pup. As you can see, the right side of her is very dark with no catchlight in that eye. I’m picky and I need that catchlight in BOTH eyes. So I will be using Lightroom and the advantage of shooting RAW to brighten those shadows! And also photoshop to expand the yellow backdrop.
Ahh much better! Brightened up the photo, lightened those shadows, added some contrast, and added that missing catchlight back! It’s really important to me as it brings more life to Pup. As they say, the eyes are the window to the soul! And the catchlights are a large factor it bring attention to the eyes!
After Lightroom, I bring the photo into Photoshop and use the Content Aware function to get rid of the extras on the sides. From there I use the Patch Tool and Clone Tool to clean up and finalize. And then, it is complete!
How can you not fall in love with that face?!?!