Saturday, August 27, 2011

Portrait options

It's bugged me for a long time that I have portraits of all my pets on the wall except for Cotton.  Unfortunately, he's become afraid of the camera recently, so I doubt I'll have any opportunities to take any new portrait shots.

He's had periodic problems with gooby eyes  - like he does right now because Natural Balance changed their ingredients without telling anybody - so that narrows the selection of photos down by about half.   Most of the pictures that I have of him are in fairly low resolution as well, so that limits my options even more.  Eventually, I decided to go with this one.  I just can't decide if I should go with the SOOC (straight out of the camera) shot, or if I should brighten it.

I like the SOOC because the background is muted and the furniture doesn't stand out as much.

I like the brightened version because....well, it's brighter, but I find the armoir in the background to be somewhat distracting.

Which one do you think I should go with?


  1. The second (brighter) one! Do you have Photoshop or Photoshop Elements? If so, you can use the clone stamp to "erase" the armoire. I'm also happy to do it for you if you want to email me the image!

  2. Ooh, many thanks to The Zadge! I don't have Photoshop of any kind, but wondered if it had something that could fix things like this for me. I'll send the picture your way to see what kind of magic you can do. (When you have time - no rush.)

  3. What a darling pup!

    I have no photoshop skillz. At. All.

  4. Neither do I, but The Zadge sure does. You should see how great she made this picture.

  5. the doggie in the picture is darling. I love Cotton's baby face. I like the brightened shot and would love to see what The Zadge did :) Good Morning!