It’s been a while since I posted some of these, so I thought I’d talk a little bit about editing pictures.
11mm f3.5 1/125 ISO160
105mm f4.5 1/500 ISO640
A lot of people think that a good camera takes good photographs, but even the best cameras and lenses need a little helping hand to produce the images that photographers publish.
10mm f22 13.0sec ISO100
All of my editing is done using Adobe’s Lightroom, every now and again I use a little Photoshop. Lightroom helps me to develop the images into what I see and how I want the subject to be portrayed as opposed to what the camera “sees”.
105mm f4.5 1/800 ISO500
22mm f4.5 1/40 ISO1000
Editing also helps a lot when developing a style. It’s really important you find your own style as a photographer to help distinguish your work from others. I’m still developing but I can see that my preference is to photograph nature with a shallow depth of field, saturated in colour.
85mm f2.2 1/500 ISO100
22mm f4.5 1/20 ISO400
180mm f4.5 1/1000 ISO640
You don’t need to know everything about Lightroom or Photoshop to be able to edit images, it’s just a series of sliders and you can play with colours, highlights & shadows, filters, pre-sets and effects until you are happy with what you’ve created. It takes minutes to learn but a years to master.
But be careful, it's addictive and you can loose whole days editing. Some images hardly get touched maybe 2 minutes worth of work but others can be hours!!
85mm f2.5 1/640 ISO800
85mm f2.5 1/2000 ISO800