Post processing is an essential part of my workflow. On the left is a neutral image straight out of the camera. The post processed image on the right shows some basic enhancements in tone, vibrancy and contrast. This image is for RF licensing so the branding has been removed which also helps the eyes of the viewer focus on the face.
There was an idea brought up among photographers over in a Facebook group. The idea was to share images showing “before” and “after” retouching. I thought I’d also share it here on my blog as well.
For me the next best thing after shooting is the editing stage. I use Lightroom and Photoshop in my workflow. In this image I adjusted the levels to punch up the contrast and toned it much warmer. I also edited a few areas in the skin and took out the logo on the bag. The edits enhanced the mood and creates a better impact.
Even if it’s a minor levels adjustment – no image goes untouched from the RAW stage.