Snapping a photo takes seconds. Photoshopping it takes hours.
As many photographers will say, the real work of photography happens after the shot has been taken. To really bring a photo to light and draw out its full potential extra work needs to be taken. For this, I myself use a blend of Adobes Photoshop and Lightroom in order to edit my photos.
Editing an image is a real skill in itself. It takes a lot of practice and care. I will admit I am not great at it but I enjoy giving it a go! I taught myself how to use Photoshop and Lightroom and have spent many hours practising and trying to get better.
I love to boost colours, add grain and play with different lighting or composition. Doing this can really change how an image feels. I love that through editing you can, for example, make a gloomy dark image into something dramatic and exciting.
I’ve gathered up some photos I took and wanted to give you a look into the editing can alter and enhance an image. Hopefully, this will demonstrate the work that is required for a good edit and inspire you to get out there!
Please let me know if you have any thoughts or opinions on my work I love to read feedback as I attempt to get better!
While these tools can be costly they are definitely worth it if you want to get into photography. There are thousands of really interesting and engaging video tutorials online that will help you!
For those interested in getting into the world of photo editing. Here is a great video for understanding colour adjustments in photoshop!
Best of luck!