Calm Night Sky | Before and After Editing

The edited astrophotography image compared to the original, out of camera shot.

Definitely wanted to focus on a blue sky and bright clouds in this capture, so color and luminosity were the main adjustments, in addition to a tilt/crop and some clone stamping to remove distracting elements.

Often it’s best to do the final crop/frame in-camera, but with a wide-angle lens, it can be hard!

If you have any questions or suggestions for Tips, Tricks, and Tutorials Tuesday, please leave a comment or contact me!

See you next week!

Sunset Tower | Before & After Editing

Original OOC (out of camera) image versus the final, edited photograph below.

Sometimes editing is a bit more subtle, but how ever long we edit, let’s keep our intention in mind.

How we edit our photography depends on the mood we’re going for, the story we want to tell, and the purpose behind our chosen technique.

Let’s remember to keep our intentions in mind!

 

Much Peace and Keep Roamin’

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Photography before and after

Before and after editing of a fine art landscape photograph of a woodland path.

Black Bird | Portrait

A style portrait inspired by alternative and goth fashion.

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This was another experiment to work with desaturated colors and a bright background.  It’s a style I greatly admire and love to see from other photographers and artists, but isn’t one I like to execute myself.

It’s a good reminder that just because we like a certain style in others’ work, we won’t necessarily appreciate it when it’s our own!

Let’s keep experimenting and trying new styles and techniques!

Much Peace and Keep Roamin’

gothic fashion self portrait photography

Fantasy portrait of an Autumn witch

Mystical Flowers

Before and after editing of a flower photograph

Exploring more with magical and fantasy photography has become a growing love.

It’s brought on a bit of a shift in my photography, and especially how images are edited.

Although belief and admiration for more ‘natural’ photographs is still dear, it’s been replaced by a dream to bring more surreal, otherworldly, and fantastical visions to feed our imaginations and bring fantasy to life.

Here’s to exploring new paths and fancies, and enjoying the magic in nature, life, and our imaginations~

Much Peace and Keep Roamin’

Fantasy photograph of a magical path

Nature photography of a foggy forest in Fall. Une photo d'une forêt brumeuse à l'automne.

Magenta Flower | Before and After Editing

Another Before and After for this week’s Tips, Tricks, and Tutorials Tuesday!

Although this photoshoot used a bit more editing, it’s great example of how shots often look out-of-camera!

Yes, studio lights and umbrellas are often in the shot, as well as parts of the wall that the blanket backdrop can’t cover.

Just goes to show that images aren’t taken, they’re made.

Let’s not waste time worrying about how ‘professional’ our setup is.  Our studio space is our own, and whether or not we have a huge warehouse or a small space, it’s our challenge to create within it!

 

Much Peace and Keep Roamin’

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See you next week!

Photography before and after

Before and after editing of a fine art landscape photograph of a woodland path.

Magical Trail | Before and After

A ‘Before and After’ of the most recent landscape for this week’s Tips, Tricks, and Tutorials Tuesday!

The left is a first-pass edit, with slight adjustments with Levels, but is nearly ‘out-of-camera’.

The right is the finished edit, which mostly comprised of adjustments to Levels and Color Balance, as well as Cloning on the top right of the image and bottom corners.

This is a great example of how an image can be transformed and cleaned up to eliminate or at least reduce distracting elements (like the blown-out highlights on the top).

Instead of cloning out the blown highlights, it would’ve been better and easier to simply have taken more exposures of the same image during the hike, but I was shooting handheld and didn’t honestly think I’d keep the image vertical.

 

When we’re out and about, let’s not assume what final crop we’re going to choose, and make the best out of what we see before us.  Let’s take multiple exposures if we have to, try to squeeze distracting elements from the frame, and shoot both vertical and horizontal.

We often know our usual habits, but that doesn’t mean our tastes won’t change and that something new won’t tickle our fancy.

 

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See you next week!

Much Peace and Keep Roamin’

Into the Woods | Before and After

‘Before’ is used rather liberally, as it’s not a true out of camera (OOC) screen grab.

When images are pulled off the camera, they’re sifted through and the initial edits are immediately made, to get a good ‘base’ to work from later.  This initial edit usually includes contrast, white balance, and black-point editing, and is then saved into a queue of all the other images that need to be edited for a second round before sharing.

This first image is the photo after the first editing pass.

Before and after editing of a fine art landscape photograph of a woodland path.

The second shows the final version after more extensive editing, including multiple layers, further adjustments regarding contrast, color, lighting, and vignetting.

If you’d be interested in a more in-depth look into the process, please let me know!  Keeping a record of actual steps taken as well as showing actual OOC shots are definitely an area of interest, so expect to see some in the future!

If you have any ideas or suggestions of things you’d like to see, please leave a comment!

Much Peace and Keep Roamin’Photography of a path reminiscent of a fairytale

Landscape photography of a trail in Rock Ledge Ranch.