Is it a Photo, or is it Art?

It is both!  I was editing this sweet family today and I smiled when I came across this photo of Raelynn chasing the birds.  I remember taking the photo like it was yesterday, even though it was 4 weeks ago.  She was so cute running with the seagulls.  Hopefully, it was a fun memory from her family beach vacation.

Going from a photo to art takes a few edits.

Take a look at the “Before shot” to see that the beach was crowded, as usual.  With the magic of Lightroom, I was able to remove the people, tents, and chairs, giving Raelynn the beach to herself.  To make the photo “pop” I was able to add exposure, saturation, and brightness, bringing it to life.  Ahh, the possibilities with lightroom edits!

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I am not trying to spoil the magic, but take a look at the “Before” image.

All it takes is a little editing magic to turn a plain photo into art!

Beach Shutters photography has a process, which we use to edit each photo.  Trying to keep the realistic look of the photo, and then adding the hand edits that help create a “beach portrait” takes a minute or more.  With the help of photo tools, a quality, high-resolution photo can be manipulated slightly to be a piece of art.

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Daddy’s girl!

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Ok, so we were not the only ones at the beach that day.  Another example of a “before edits” image. 

Raelynn says she wants a canvas of this photo displayed on her wall at home.

Mom agreed that this would be a great photo to have enlarged and display in the home.  It is a timeless look that she was going for when she and her husband decided to take beach photos this year while visiting Orange Beach Alabama.  I am so thankful that she allowed Beach Shutters Photography to take her family photos this year!

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Local Art! This is the souvenir that mom wanted to bring home from the beach.

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Can you see this displayed in the home as art?

Hurry up and wait, for your edited photo to become an art.

Editing photos does take time.  That is why we ask that you allow us 5-6 weeks during the peak season to edit your photos.  Yes, I do understand that you are anxious to see your final photos, but I know they are worth the wait!

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You get the picture! Editing a photo adds magic.

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What was the best part of your beach vacation? I hope it was photo day!