Most photographs, even professional ones, can benefit from some retouching. Some need to be put through a thorough workflow to correct white balance, exposure issues or some may just need little tweaks here and there. Lightroom and Photoshop offer a myriad of ways to correct problems and allow photographers to be creative with their photos. I enjoy working with MCP Actions for Photoshop – I recently picked up Jodi’s Fusion and Eye Doctor Actions and played around with them a bit.
I decided to try something subtle on this picture of my son Ryan from his first trip to Disney World at the age of 18 months:
The tweaks enhanced his eyes and the catch lights, while smoothing his skin and making it more creamy.
I’ll be playing around with these actions to see what other recipes I can come up with to enhance my photos!