Pixel Perfect – Christmas Mini Shoot

Saturday I did a few Mini Sessions at a wonderful indoor botanical garden, Krohn Conservatory. It was opening day of their holiday display, and the place was swamped with photographers. It was very tough to get an angle that didn’t have other people, camera bags, or random toddlers in holiday garb.

Here is another clean edit of one of the little cuties. I am liking the simple clean look more and more these days. I don’t get into all those textures… but I’m mainly a portrait photograper, so I guess that makes sense. I want my pictures to be timeless.

I edit in Photoshop Elements 6:
Cropped to remove distractions, levels, brightness adjustment
MCP’s free Touch of Light/Dark (light layer only used)
Coffeeshop’s Eye Bright action to accentuate catchlights, and whiten teeth a bit.
Everyday Action’s free “Florida” action ran. 
Shine at 40%
Creamy Glow turned on, set to 4%
Sun Light turned on, set to 20%
Sharpened, flattened.
I also used MCP’s new free Facebook action to put it side by side with the SOOC shot.
(I did this for last week’s pixel perfect, but never entered it, so I’m entering it today)


  1. Ashley says:

    Great picture and edit!

  2. Brittany says:

    adorable pictures!

  3. Raise Them Up says:

    Oh my goodness! You did a wonderful job!

  4. Katie says:

    This is a beautiful edit and such an adorable subject!!

  5. Ewa says:

    great capture in the first place, but the edit made it even more beautiful!

  6. Gina says:

    This is so fantastic! I adore it.

  7. Mama Monkey says:

    He is so handsome! Love your edit!!!!!

  8. A. Rogers photo says:

    I like your final pic. Great job!

  9. A. Rogers photo says:

    Great job! I picked you for this weeks before and after. Everything looks great!

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