Trick or Treat

Another month is in the books! I can’t believe that I’ve been editing and posting a picture every day for nine months (I started in February). If you don’t yet know about my Project Edit 365, or if you’re wondering why I’m posting one picture every day, then go learn about Project Edit 365!

The girls enjoy drawing on the pumpkins more than carving them.

Two girls draw on pumpkins to be carved. Not So SAHM
Trick or Treat – ProjectEdit365 – 31 Oct

I had been practicing with my flash when I took this picture, and I’m not pleased with what it did. So I made it black and white. I cropped in to put more focus on the girls. I increased the contrast and clarity and messed with the tone curve to make the picture matte. I decreased the highlights and whites and darkened the blacks just a bit. I added a small vignette. Oh, and I cropped out the outlet on the wall. Here’s the original:


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Published by NotSoSAHM

I'm a photographer and homeschooler Dream = travel blogger. We move around every couple of years. That's fine, I love seeing different parts of our great country and the world. Great things: Jesus, traveling, photography, eating, sewing, scrapbooking, reading, shopping...not necessarily in that order.

4 thoughts on “Trick or Treat

  1. Flash was very well balanced, you don’t really see it, even in the original. Cropping, vignetting and removing the outlet works very well 😀👏. Although I’m more for the punchy B&W’s I like the matte conversion. I would add a bit grain to get a more analogue look. Bu I guess that’s a matter of taste. I’m working a lot with VSCO analogue film presets as a starting point for my “manipulations” (I’d rather should say my “digital darkroom work” 😉). Nice image of your girls, although I must admit, I’m done with pumpkins….😝

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