Jim Hagan, MPSA  

Nap Time by Jim Hagan, MPSA

July 2024 - Nap Time

July 2024 - Jim Hagan, MPSA


About the Image(s)

I photographed a little girl fast asleep in her father’s arm. But this serene image was marred by many distracting elements in the foreground. And the background had a lot of noise and very uneven shades of contrast.

In Photoshop I removed all the distracting foreground elements. And I reduced the contrast of the background, slightly blurred it and also reduced the contrast.

5 comments posted

Brenda Fishbaugh   Brenda Fishbaugh
Great work getting rid of the distractions, Jim!

Since its such a sweet thing, I made a couple of changes. I cropped to bring us closer to the scene. And then I added a radial gradient in Camera Raw (or Lightroom Classic). I added a little bit of exposure and a little yellow light to make it feel like sunlight. The completed image is below.   Posted: 07/03/2024 21:15:32
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Brenda Fishbaugh   Brenda Fishbaugh
My rework of your image with the radial gradient increasing exposure and warmth over the subject. Also cropped. Thoughts?   Posted: 07/03/2024 21:18:01
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Jim Hagan   Jim Hagan
Brenda, at first I did not like your crop but the more I look at it the more I like it. I think it does improve the composition. And, I also like a like your warmer color a lot. Thanks.
  Posted: 07/11/2024 21:29:36

Pei-Fan Mu   Pei-Fan Mu
I like Brenda's work, the original image represent the beautiful sunlight and father-child intimacy, very beautiful.   Posted: 07/06/2024 18:31:42

Ed Ogle   Ed Ogle
Good job removing distracting elements. Also, I like Brenda's edit.   Posted: 07/10/2024 15:38:24


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