{‘Shop Talk’ – Correcting Blue Hues in the Whites of Eyes}

As I was looking through my photos thinking about the things that catch my eye when I look at a photo and begin to edit.  One of the things I always notice are the whites of the eyes.  I NEVER EVER lighten them since that will make eyes look unrealistic, ghostly, zombie-ish, not good.  But I do however look at the hue of the whites.  Sometimes the resulting photographs appear with a very prominent blue hue.  When my photo is warm but the whites are blue – that bugs me {personal opinion}.  So here’s what I do to fix this.

Here’s the before photo (all editing complete except for the whites of the eyes being too cool for this image) :

Final Image:  Small very subtle change but a more color cohesive photo.

by Kara

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Neil HansenMarch 23, 2012 - 5:08 pm

Just came upon your site after seeing some pictures a friend commented on on Facebook. Your style is beautiful.

Jessica BMarch 23, 2012 - 5:05 pm

I love these tutorials! Mentoring?????? YES!!

mugsie5March 23, 2012 - 5:03 pm

once again, I love the image.

Tasha ChristensenMarch 23, 2012 - 9:53 am

Love this! Thank you! I can’t wait till you start offering workshops. I have faith one day it will happen! I want the processing one – and an on location shooting one! :o )So freaking talented girl!

Katie BeckettMarch 23, 2012 - 9:24 am

love your posts. all of them.

Malcolm G PhotographyMarch 23, 2012 - 9:19 am

I saw your work through a link someone posted on a forum. Thanks for sharing these photoshop tips with all of us.

HeatherMarch 23, 2012 - 9:12 am

I think you need to mentor, like soon! You are amazing.

Laney Henry WMarch 23, 2012 - 9:08 am

I get so excited when you post to this series. I never thought to look at the whites. Yes small change but it does make a difference. TFS!!!

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