Then again, it doesn’t matter what tools you use if you suck

When I was rooting through my archives to find the shots for the post I did last night, it got me started down good old memory lane. Or bad old memory lane. I came across a shot I took of Cami back in May 2011. I was still new to my DSLR, and the shot showed it. Bad composition, bad light, wide lens up close resulting in big nose, not to mention the ravages of adolescent skin problems. The shot should have been binned, but nooooo…

The original SOOC shot

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To add insult to injury, I had to go and actually EDIT it. NOT Pretty. Horrible color – check. Demon eyes – check. Lousy skin work – check. And the list goes on…Now it should be deleted AND burned with fire. For certain, never, ever posted. Except I AM going to post it. Sorry, Cam…

The Edit

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How embarrassing…

Anyway, I decided that with a few more years of processing experience under my belt, I’d give it one more try, from scratch. It will never be a good photo, but maybe I won’t have to be so embarrassed over it.

The 2014 Edit

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Hopefully I’ve redeemed myself at least a little, and proven that not only can I suck…hard…I can also improve…