Wednesday, July 22, 2009

A lesson in Post Processing aka Editing

If you're a client of mine, you've probably heard me refer to the "editing" of your photos. Ever wonder what that really means? Let me show you!

First of all, the rule "garbage in, garbage out" very much applies in photography. If you take a bad photo, chances are no amount of editing will really fix it. So photographers don't get to be lazy in choosing their camera settings and lighting, lol.

But what editing CAN do is enhance a photo. Give it that WOW factor. Images just don't come out of the camera knocking your socks off. They need a little help with Post Processing, or Editing.

I found a great example while working on Brittany's Senior Portriats.

Here is the original photo- nice, right?

And here is the edited version. See how the colors pop and the background is a little more subtle so Brittany stands out more?

The difference is slight, but takes the image up a notch! Depending on how many images are in a Client Gallery, you may see fully edited images, or you may see them "straight out of the camera". If your gallery contains straight camera images, I'll always tell you when you receive your gallery password. Regardless, any image you select for a print order will be fully edited at that time!

Have a great week everyone and look for new posts this weekend!

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