It’s Week Two of this year’s professional pet photography blog circle Project 52. Our theme this week is “before & after.” There were no particular restrictions on what we could show for before and after, so I was feeling a little creative and decided to take a basic headshot portrait of Lola and make it something a little bit more and then something a little bit more again. I’m so extra this week. LOL!

First is the practically straight out of camera image with only basic color adjustments and no other edits other than cropping. Normally I don’t crop until the very end when I’ve finished editing, but I wanted to have the same crop for each image so you could get the idea of just the retouching and enhancing portion of the editing process.

Next up is the same image after I’ve done some retouching. While it’s not bad as is, if I were going to use this as my final portrait I would also clean up the background so the white was really white, but since it doesn’t matter for what I’m doing today it is step two in the process of getting to the after.

Next we have the photographic after. The finished product.

However, since I decided to be extra this week I went one step beyond the after to the after-after. LOL! Here is the final fully enhanced image now turned into a digital painting. 

Before you go away, head over to see Tracy Allard of Penny Whistle Photography fetching portraits in Coppell and surrounding communities in the Dallas – Fort Worth Metroplex, and after that head around the rest of the blog circle until you end up back here.

If you would like to book a custom pet portrait session send us an email to suzi [at], or give us a call at 513.655.5696.

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