In photography, post-production plays an important role. Of course sometimes is enough just to take a picture. However, most of the time enhancement is needed just to pull out the image a bit or to clean around, especially when it is not possible to do on the session. Or photographers vision could be created only composing two or more photographs.
I am using Lightroom and Photoshop for my editing and I love them both. It took a while to learn the advantages of both programs and there's still a lot unknown left. I have started getting familiar with the Photoshop more than fifteen years ago (wow, time flies!). It has changed a lot through this time and it is still one of my favourites. Lightroom I am using for about year or two but I found it quite easy and extremely useful.
Here are some of the examples of my before and after work. Before - is the actual shot, after - is edited version, start in the Lightroom and final edits in Photoshop.
In the first one I wanted to create more dreamy, fairytale look and concetrate on the girl sitting on the tree. On the session day the sun was harsh and the colours was blown out, so I wanted to bring back the colours and also to brighten the face.
This image was taken in the home studio. I had to make the background even and added some warm colour. The final result I wanted as an old photograph. To achive this I have added the texture layer wich adds a soft feel of the vintage.
In this lovely photograph I needed to clean the background from the distracting details and to make all the focus on the beautiful couple.
In this image I wanted to make the lady to stand out and I needed to blur the background little bit. Also, I added colour and some ray of light above her. I just love the result.
The image above is the composite from two separate images. I found it hard to have cat near the girl, niether of them were acting naturally. So I had to different shots and put into one. Also I added the texture and some artistic, painterly look which I thought just looked nicely in this particullar theme.
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