Melissa_Gavin2-1721

      Photo Details:
      Exposure time 1/50 sec, Aperture f/3.5 ISO 2500, Focal Length 50mm, Lens Canon EF 50mm F/1.4

      Why This Photo:
      This was supposed to be a photo of my niece Melissa from her birthday celebration on Sunday. Needless to say, in the mad dash to get the kids out of the house, I left my camera sitting at home. I went through my archive of photos of Melissa and found this one from Christmas. I. Love. It. She is a gorgeous young lady who will be turning seventeen in a few days. I cannot believe that!

      Challenges/Lessons Learned:
      I did not have a flash fire and the lighting wasn’t all the great, so the ISO kicked up a ton. The photo looked pixelated, so I made some specific adjustments in Lightroom using the Noise Reduction/Luminance slider. Then I kinda went crazy. I have seen all sorts of presets to achieve a specific look and whatnot, so I started experimenting with all the sliders to see what I could come up with on my own and this is what I ended up with. I am pretty happy with it!

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