Emotions. HDR photography: Before and After. And My Summer Portrait:-)

I think about emotions. How people are able to speak using a non verbal language, language of emotions. How people can express their emotions through the pictures, and other people can feel the same. It’s a very interesting subject. Isn’t it?

“When dealing with people, remember you are not dealing with creatures of logic, but creatures of emotion.” ~Dale Carnegie

“It shows the truth – that the real meaning of a word is only as powerful or harmless as the emotion behind it.” ~Sarah Silverman

“Your intellect may be confused, but your emotions will never lie to you.” ~Roger Ebert

“Emotion always has its roots in the unconscious and manifests itself in the body.” ~Irene Claremont

What emotions do you feel when you are looking at this picture?

I feel beauty, calm, and pacification. And something which doesn’t have words to describe, I can only feel it:-) Do you feel it too?:-)



Oh, It’s me:-)  There was very hot and humidly; noisy, prickly, and a lot of bugs.

Do you feel it?

But… I tried my best that nobody feel it:-)


p.s. If you find my English mistakes pleaaase let me know!!! I appreciate any help.

Fractal “Beauty Awakens the Soul to Act”. Little Bunnies post-production: Before and After


My “Little Bunnies”:-)

To get such warm toning I’ve used Gradient Map with Blending Mode “Color” and Layer Opacity 44%
To see the bigger photo click here.

Photographer Alex Koloskov

Credit for the bunny goes to Vic-The-Raccoon

Don’t Sit Still, Move! Fractal Art “Bubble Flower”. Before and After Images “Sunflower Friends”:-)

“Don’t follow, lead.
Don’t copy, create.
Don’t start, finish.

or even,

Don’t sit still, move.
Don’t fit in, stand out.
Don’t sit quietly, speak up.

Not all the time, sure, but more often.” ~Seth Godin


Before and After Photo “Sunflower Friends”.

For post-processing of this image I’ve used some elements from this tutorial: 3 Minutes Effect to Make a Difference for Your Photo

About Self Esteem, Purple Fractal, and Before and After Picture from San Francisco

Who is responsible for your thoughts, health, and life? Who is controlling your behavior and actions? Who is choosing your friends and relationships?

The answer is ONLY YOU!

“You can’t become jealous if you maintain high self esteem.

If you begin to feel jealous or envious of others, do not try to control, manipulate, or negotiate with them to appease these feelings. That is a childish and ineffective approach. You will only encourage people to lie to you and hide things from you so they can avoid having to deal with your “Poor me… I’m not good enough… make me feel better about myself” script.

Instead, focus on setting and achieving your own goals. Start with the basics such as simple physical goals (like specific exercise targets) to restore a sense of self control, and then gradually build towards self mastery. Rebuild your sense of self-worth and confidence by asserting control over how you use your time and how you maintain your space. Restore order, cleanliness, and neatness to your home, your workplace, and your body. Create an environment that reinforces the belief that you’re in control and that you’re responsible.

The belief that you are not enough will simply attract proof of such. Prove to yourself that you are enough, not by seeking validation from others but by creating the evidence for yourself. Strive each day to grow towards your potential. If you do that, then others will tend to respect you more, and other high self esteem people will want to connect with you. Hence you will seldom have cause to feel jealous or alone; you will graduate from this problem and move on to more interesting challenges.”

~ Steve Pavlina

Happy time in San Francisco. Before and After Photoshop.

New Fractal “Brown Pearl” and Alex Koloskov’s Portrait Before and After

Fractal + Photoshop “Brown Pearl”

Software: Apophysis 7X 15C


Before and After Alex Koloskov with two super cameras:-)
Here is the bigger size image: click

Using Software:

- Photoshop CS6

- Color Efex Pro – Bleach Bypass

I’ve captured all retouching process, so the video is coming soon:-)

Beauty Retouching: Before and After

Used Software: Adobe Photoshop CS6

Retouching Time: ~3 hours

Tutorials: coming soon.

Similar tuts: Dodge and Burn

Here is only “After” in a bigger size: https://plus.google.com/u/0/116947906726568301788/posts/dt8NTJqHKbg

100% crop:

Want to learn more? Check out my collection of Post-processing tutorials on Photigy.com.

Before and After Photos from Nikon D800E Test

Nikon D800E test: It is really a medium format quality from 35mm camera. Great source images for retouching:-)

3 Minutes Effect to Make a Difference for Your Photo: Bleach Bypass

Many people asked me how we created this effect, let’s call it Bleach Bypass. Below are briefly explanation how this can be achieved and Before and After images.

Hope this will help you to understand the basics of the technique and show the direction for your own development. I have also created more detailed step-by-step guide with video and forum discussion/critique for professionals on the “Pro Corner” of Photigy.

Here it is: Post Production Technique to Add Dramatic Bleach Bypass Effect in a Few Minutes


Post Production

For creating such images I used Adobe Photoshop and Color Efex Pro plugin.

Here is a short description of the necessary steps:

1. Convert an image in Adobe Camera RAW

2. Apply Color Efex Pro/Bleach Bypass plugin

3. Adjust photo in Photoshop as you like by using masking and Levels, Hue/Saturation, Selective Color, Shadows/Highlights etc.

4. Add Dodge and Burn for more dramatic effect (must say that I did not do this step for the most of these photos)

Continue reading 3 Minutes Effect to Make a Difference for Your Photo: Bleach Bypass

One Photo from Google+ Photowalk in Atlanta: Before and After

Just finished writing the tutorial for WWW.PHOTIGY.COM (coming very soon) “3 Minutes Effect to Make a Difference for Your Photo”. Below are Before and After from this tutorial:

Stay tuned. Genia.

Little Girl and Starfish: Before and After



A credit for a starfish goes to TreadCarefully from deviantart.com. Thank you.