Image Tutorial, Halloween! | Honolulu Family Photographer, Sharleen Mey Photography

A little late in the day posting this image tutorial, but I am so glad it is up! I loved making the colors in the background of this image POP. The girls both wanted to be witches for Halloween last year, so Seth and I took them to Target and they picked out these two complementing costumes.

Fall didn’t last quite as long last year so the treeline behind the girls needed a little pick-me-up and my goal was to really bring out the orange because, hello, it’s October :).

P.S. – Can you believe that background is my old backyard area/behind my old house? I miss it, but wouldn’t trade it for the warm weather, sand, and sun.

SOOC: ISO 100 f/1.8 SS 1/320 35 ART
Halloween and Fall Image Tutorial, Honolulu Family Photographer, Sharleen Mey PhotographyStep 1: Basic edit and clone. Pretty simple, right? The real magic comes from brushwork and I’ll explain to you right after this set of images below.
Halloween and Fall Image Tutorial, Honolulu Family Photographer, Sharleen Mey PhotographyHalloween and Fall Image Tutorial, Honolulu Family Photographer, Sharleen Mey PhotographyHalloween and Fall Image Tutorial, Honolulu Family Photographer, Sharleen Mey PhotographyStep 2: Here are the adjustments I made to bring out the color of the fall foliage and enhance the blues in the sky.
Halloween and Fall Image Tutorial, Honolulu Family Photographer, Sharleen Mey PhotographyHalloween and Fall Image Tutorial, Honolulu Family Photographer, Sharleen Mey PhotographyStep 3: Add a vignette, sharpen, and all done!
Halloween and Fall Image Tutorial, Honolulu Family Photographer, Sharleen Mey PhotographyHalloween and Fall Image Tutorial, Honolulu Family Photographer, Sharleen Mey PhotographyHave fun and stay safe this coming Halloween everyone <3.

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