Extreme Photo Makeover

PopPhoto Flash: Do Your Photos Need A Makeover? PopPhoto is running a contest where you submit a before and after photo of the same shot to show how much you can improve a shot. You can re-shoot the shot, use Photoshop, do whatever. The idea is to show how you turned your worst photo into an amazing photo.

Winner gets an Olympus Fe-250.

I know that for me, at least 50% of the value of my finished photos come from my processing. Many of my shots look downright terrible coming straight out of the camera. It will be interesting to see what they come up with re: before and after.

Speaking of before and after makeovers, if you haven’t seen this oldie but goodie Dove advertising campaign video showing both real makeup and Photoshop manipulation to define advertising beauty it’s a great one to check out.

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  1. John Keyes says:

    at least 50% of the value of my finished photos come from my processing. Many of my shots look downright terrible coming straight out of the camera

    Thomas, I would love to see a typical shot of yours as it appears out of the camera (looking terrible), followed by the processing steps you took to improve it.

  2. paul burd says:

    “…at least 50% of the value of my finished photos come from my processing…”

    Well, you know the old Ansel Adams quote… “The negative is the score, and the print is the performance”