Post Processing / Retouching

There are times when styling – or, in this case, cleaning – the subject is not an option . . .

The farm owner was kind enough to let me photograph his dairy cows. However, I was asked to do it from the outside of a fence. I love how dandy and striking this cow looks; but, the dried grass on its forehead, nose, and cheeks sort of ruin the total effect. So, some digital cleanup is in order.

Miu Vermillion - Post Processing / Retouching - Simple Cleanup (Before)

I don’t want to over-process the photo and ruin the texture of his hide. So, I went back a couple of steps to make sure I didn’t overdo the cleanup.

Miu Vermillion - Post Processing / Retouching - Simple Cleanup (After)

My goal was to remove the distracting aspects of the photo . . . not to eradicate the cow’s imperfection. Besides, a few gray hair and slight imperfection on his nose only adds to his character (-;

Miu Vermillion - Post Processing / Retouching - Simple Cleanup (Before and After)

 

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