If you don't know Photoshop just a tiny bit, you might not understand this very well. But here we go anyways!
Here's the pic straight out of the camera. (I didn't even touch it in Camera Raw - and I really wanted to.)
I asked Landon to make a mad face and this is what I got! HA! Sweet boy!
ISO 250 f/2.8 1/200 50mm
Manual mode, Spot metering, either Shade or Auto White balance (I can't remember)
The first thing I did was do a slight curves adjustment layer. I pulled up the dot in the middle of the graph to lift the midtones just a bit.
Then I ran THIS action....but hid the black and white layer. I also painted over the eyes with a soft white brush just a tad on the eye pop layer. I think I even took it's opacity down to 40% or less! Gotta see those
I wanted just a little bit more saturation in Landon's skin and face so I ran Catherine Halsey's color pop action (which I cannot find to link) and painted some color onto his face with a soft white brush. (Again, these terms may be foreign...they were to me at first, I've just self-taught over the past couple of years)
It's not a huge change...just a little boost. I believe there is no wrong or right way to edit a photo. I think it comes down to personal taste.
Like I said before, I don't know much about Photoshop! I enjoy playing around with pictures sometimes and am sure I overdo it once in a while!
What are your favorite tips or tricks in photoshop?!?