Beach Image Tutorial | Waimanalo Hawaii Family Photographer

Here’s your Monday before and after image edit for the week! This week’s image features Liam hanging out with the waves over at Bellows Beach Park in Waimanalo, Hawaii. My thought process behind this shot? Not much really (he’s too wiggly for me to really think about posing with him), just that I wanted to preserve the details in the background.

I typically underexpose when I shoot anyway, I love editing and bringing my images to life that way. You’ll see that not very many steps were taken at all for this edit, just basic adjustments to boost the image.

SOOC: ISO100 f/2.0 SS 1/1250 35mm

Step 1: Basic edit adjustments to bring out the color of the image, then added a Graduated Filter to lower the exposure on the background and bring back details.Waimanalo, Hawaii Beach Family PhotographerWaimanalo, Hawaii Beach Family PhotographerWaimanalo, Hawaii Beach Family PhotographerStep 2: Added more saturation to the blues and brightened up my subject’s skin. Sharpened and all done!
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