Wednesday, July 25, 2012

High Noon | Free Photoshop Action

You might be interested to know that I (sadly) spend a lot more time in front of the computer than I do behind a camera. The post-processing takes hours and hours. That's part of what you're paying for in a session, the time I put in to make the photos just right. Let me show you the difference:

Super cute, right? He's a natural. :) But look at what can happen with a little time and know-how.

It makes a big difference, and although I try not to over-process my images and make them look fake, editing is part of what makes a photograph look good. Of course, if you don't start with a well-composed and exposed image, all the editing in the world won't make the difference. :)

One thing that saves me a little time is Photoshop actions. Actions are a great way to record the steps I use most in Photoshop, so you can apply them to a photo with one simple click.

For all my photographer friends out there, today, I'm providing a FREE action for you. I call it "High Noon." It works best with outdoor photos that just need a little...boost.

The action can be downloaded here. 

If you aren't sure how to install Photoshop actions, there's a good tutorial here at The CoffeeShop blog.

Feel free to comment with any questions, I will try to respond as quickly as possible. You can also email me at

Or email me to schedule a session.