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 before and after of editing. Hopefully, this will demonstrate the work that is required for a good edit.
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!
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!