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- Do You Pre-visualize Before Shooting Your Landscape Images? - November 23, 2019
- Landscape Photography with Post Processing in Mind - October 17, 2019
Why is it Necessary to Learn Photo Editing?
Are you spending a lot of time learning your camera and getting up early to shoot at just the right location, in just the right light? Are you getting the results you hoped you would?
Why do I like Lightroom so much?
[tweetthis remove_hidden_hashtags=”true” remove_hidden_urls=”true”]Don’t Let Your Camera Make the Creative Decisions for you…[/tweetthis]
You have some control over in-camera processing of JPG images. You can go into your internal camera settings and increase saturation or brightness to your liking, but are you really taking creative control of your images?
When you have a RAW file, you can non-destructively change the white balance, color contrast, and saturation to your liking. If you decide to change these settings with a JPG file in post-processing, with every adjustment, you are affecting the quality of the image and are losing resolution. At the very least, work with a TIFF file, where it has lossless image adjustment.
If you have pre-visualized your picture when you take it, you will have a good idea of what you would like to do with this picture in post-processing.
Why doesn’t the camera capture what I see?
A digital camera can only read a certain range of light and gamut of color. By using post-processing photo editing, you are allowing the image to reflect exactly what you saw at the scene, or what you visualized when you took the picture. The trick here is to not over saturate, over sharpen, or generally overdo the editing process so it looks fake or cartoonish. I do very little altering of the original photo beside taking out small distracting elements, saturating a bit and sharpening the overall image.