In this part, I take you through work flow post production.
Having an idea of or even the exact end product in mind, is of the essence when going through the post production process.
See for yourself and get valuable tips not just for land photography, but general workflow enhancement.
One of the great things about the power of software is how it enables me to play with out committing myself to anything. I can just play - look on it - and have fun.
I always photograph in RAW it allows you to go for maximum quality. Select your images, the effect with a density filter you get a long exposure is movement. In the clouds, water and people.
Rate the images you like as the best of a series so you can save the preference and don't have to go back through that process when you look at the images at a later date.
When looking at your raw files in Lightroom or Capture One, just to name two raw processing software packages.
The starting point for me, Check the sharpness of your image. I select my image with the most colour and movement, I will look at exposure, curves, levels and highlights and make all the adjustments for a colour image then I can convert to a black and white and I will get more dimension in the photograph.
I get a black and white preset then make adjusts to the image.
There is no predetermined presets to apply to image. Each image is different.
Working on layers of an image, adding masks etc, it is like dodge and burning in a darkroom but you can see the results and play.
You can look at the comparison, between the start original image and the adjustments you have made.
Play, look and have fun :)