Much of the final success of an image is dependent on the way it is processed after the fact. Yes, you have to have a decent shot to work with, but the mood, style, etc. of the final product can be vastly different depending on where you feel like taking it. The art of photography has evolved so much since the advent of digital capture and software manipulation. Magazine and photo journalism styles are very popular now. The current approach to producing senior pics is a classic example. More about that soon. In the meantime, here are two different renditions of one image of Chelsea and Madeline.