Re-editing old photos has been SO important in my creative growth. I recently have found myself completely stuck and hating everything I’ve been editing. I felt like just giving up. If you can’t edit the photos you take, good luck competing in this industry. Not giving up and just continuing to practice editing truly has made a difference in my photography. I really feel like different editing styles can effect your photos. Professional? Amateur? Beginner?
Getting the photo right in camera is only half the battle. Imagine not really knowing how to work photoshop and getting it WRONG in camera. That in itself isn’t just a battle, it’s a whole war.
Over the years, I’ve learned that it truly is best to get the shot correct in camera. Have the model set up how you want, make sure the exposure and white balance is correct, set the aperture correct, compose the shot, and THEN take the photo. I used to just fire away and hope to get the right composition and pose. This was a huge mistake. It would take hours playing with the colors and cropping in photoshop and they still wouldn’t turn out anywhere close to decent.
I don’t think I am anywhere near professional level yet, but I do feel that I am getting closer than I was even just a few months ago.
I really liked the look of these photos, but now I see that they are a bit green for my liking, and just very washed out. I don’t know what I was thinking.
I like a more “real” color scheme in my photos now. A bit darker with real skin tones and less washed out. Even since I have edited these photos, I feel like I want more warmth in them. Finding a set editing style is so hard and feels impossible.
How many different editing styles how you gone through before you found one you truly love?