I have had this idea for a photo bouncing around (pun intended) in my head for awhile. My oldest daughter was very willing to model for the shot, especially since it involved a new pair of pink shoes.

I am generally not a huge fan of selective colorization, but in this case I like the result. There are several methods of doing this effect. The one I use most often is to convert the capture to monochrome using a [CHANNEL MIXER] layer in Photoshop. I then add a [VECTOR MASK] and paint out the area of the photograph that I want to remain in color. This is a quick and easy method that provides good results.

Here’s another example of this process applied to a different shot taken at the same time:

Game Ball

If you’ve done some colorized shots, please share them with me. I’d love to see them.

Canon 30D, Canon 50mm f/1.8 lens – 1/125 second, f/2.5, ISO 100
Canon 430EX strobe with Lightsphere attached