Okay. So I’ve finally had a little breather to sit down and play with a few of the new editing techniques from the workshop. Sometimes you get stuck in a rut and just need a little something new… nothing too drastic… just something new to play with. We spent an entire day going over post-processing and retouching in San Francisco. For the most part, I didn’t learn many new things, but I did learn several tricks to do things way faster then I currently do them. I think the time I can save on editing will be well worth the cost of tuition! I don’t think the average client really has a clue what they are paying that “sitting fee” for. Sure it’s for my time on the actual day of the shoot, but truth be known, it’s really for the hours and hours I spend on your photos once I get home. Just out of curiosity… take a second and vote on which image you like the best below. They all started as the same original file, they just have slight variations in the post processing. In no particular order, the four images consist of the way I always edit, the two ways that the two photographers hosting the workshop edit, and a little something I came up with combining all of the above.
This is the original image straight out of the camera… YIKES!