Film noir. The theme for week 45 of the Pet Photography 52 Week Project. I'm not going to lie, this one had me scratching my head and pressed for time now that I'm in the thick of my busiest time of the year. Then I remembered a photograph I had take a couple of years ago that I thought might fit the bill with some enhanced retouching (and yes, I am VERY organized, knew exactly what I was looking for and right where to find it).
This was a fun exercise as I don't often use presets in my retouching workflow. I prefer to develop an image the way I want to, not with a cookie-cutter recipe of edits, but I embraced my presets for this challenge and went trolling through to finally put together 4 of them to develop this moody image of Ginger in one of my husbands vintage cars (which I thought was fitting); my original edit is below.
Tracy Allard of Penny Whistle Photography is a Certified Professional Photographer with the organization Professional Photographers of America; a designation held by fewer than 2,500 photographers nationwide and a hallmark of consistency, technical skill, artistry and professionalism. Penny Whistle specializes in both on-location and studio photography providing pet, equine, family, couples & engagement and high school senior portraits as well as corporate headshots and commercial photography services in her studio located in historic downtown Carrollton as well as on location in Coppell, Grapevine, Southlake, Flower Mound and surrounding communities in Dallas – Fort Worth, Texas.