[Categories: Photography, Photography 101 Forever]
Per Tina: “We’ll be asking you to share images that didn’t quite live up to your expectations together with your final versions after editing them.”
As I am a perpetual cheapskate, I do not own or subscribe to any additional photo editing software that has not been included with something else. No Photoshop, Lightroom, etc. I do greatly admire the results attained by photographers MUCH more accomplished than I.
My Apple MacBook Photo Library does include a nice Editing feature set:
My personal, primary goal in photography is to capture what I see. I like to keep it real, but the camera doesn’t always replicate my vision. I usually have the Vivid setting on in my Program Mode, to increase brightness and saturation of colors. I also tend to increase saturation and it’s nearby settings when editing in software.
My simplest photo improvement method, of course, is zoom by cropping. Following are some examples:
Some people shoot in RAW file type, then modify in software and convert to JPG. I very rarely shoot RAW, but I did of the following roses. The RAW shot came out a brighter red than the JPG, which I really liked. (I liked the bright red RAW, that is.) Though it is possible to shoot both a RAW and JPG shot at the same time, I think these are a conversion, but I’m not sure. Regardless, you get the idea. The RAW:
Yep, those are roses!
I will leave you with one other way to modify a photo.
Several Lens-Artists posters use a lot of monochrome. I’m JEALOUS! They do it well.
Great theme, Tina.
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