Some of you may remember a similar picture from last year. You can see it HERE. This year's picture came out quite a bit better IMO. I think I have definitely grown as a photographer when I look at the difference in these 2 pics. True some of the difference is due to improved equipment but I would like to think I've gotten better too.
I did crop some, increase contrast, played with the tone curve, used some noise reduction and boosted the vibrance just a smidge in LR post but it's still a better picture than I would have taken last year.
For the uninitiated, Boosterthon is a fundraiser we've had at LPES for three years. They come in to the school for about 2 weeks and every year have a different character building theme. This year it's Highway USA and it's all about making good choices. These guys, and this year we also have a female, are popping with enthusiasm and get the kids really motivated to participate in the events. Today was the kickoff and since I am the co-chair for this event I was there taking pictures. Mostly I took pics of the kids and the staff but I took a moment to get this just for you!
I'm a mother of 2 girls living in NC. I've dabbled in photography on and off but really this is just for fun