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Today I practiced self-portraiture, lighting stuff and photoshop a little more and I thought I'd be brave enough to show you guys the before and after images. In other words, to show you how lousy I am at the actual photography when I have to be on both sides of the camera.
In addition to the basic Photoshop retouch stuff, I continued practicing the use of color balance adjustment layer and HDR toning. I saw Heidi using the latter when I was in Vaasa and it just popped into my head the other day. I'd totally forgotten what she did with it, but I did manage to do something little with it.
So here's the before:
And here's the after: