What You Can Do With A Cell Phone Pic!

Today is the birthday of an amazing young woman who used to be my patient back in the day. She is now a fully grown sista with education and skills that do my heart proud.

Just a few minutes ago I was checking in on my Facebook stream before packing it in on a night of editing and order prep. There I noticed that Joia had just posted a cell phone photo of herself that was so awesome that the minute I saw it, I had to play and then share with her. (And she gave me permission to share it here as well!)

Here’s the original:

As we can see, the image is gorgeous despite the too cool white balance and low res quality. So I went to work.

My edit:

A chocolate black and white conversion:

A matte edit:

Oh my goodness, I have got to get Joia in front of my real camera! She is stunning, indeed.

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