October 15. 2015
Photo editing is important, but what is more important is how the initial photo is taken. The better the photo quality is captured, the less time you will spend editing.
Photo editing is an important process, but what is more important is how the initial photo is taken. The first thing to take into consideration is to take a picture with the right focus and lighting. Focusing the camera is extremely important because an unfocused photo can NOT be fixed in post photo editing. When it comes to lighting it can be adjusted but in the process it can generate noise and cause other inconsistencies in the photo that will need to be adjusted. Photoshop is a great tool that can be used to fix pictures where lighting and noise issues appear. From my experience, one thing you should do is take photos and use Photoshop to experiment with different things that the software has to offer. Photoshop can work wonders on a photo. It is quiet amazing how a photo can altered with the use of Photoshop. Although photos can be edited, photographers should try and take a nice and clean photo. Not only will the image take a lot less time in the editing process but it will also look like a genuine photograph. Too often photographers snap the photo without really taking there time on it because they know that they can edit the picture after. Not only is this time consuming but it also takes away from the quality of the photo. Preventing little mistakes like lighting issues during the photo shoot can eliminate five to ten minutes of time in the editing process. Just imagine if you have up to 200 or more photos to go through and you have to adjust the lighting and other simple mistakes on all of them. Talk about stress!!!
One thing to keep in mind is that you must adjust your camera settings accordingly to your surroundings. Adjusting your camera settings according to the lighting that is presented outdoors is the best thing to do. As the lighting starts to dim or brighten it is important too adjust your camera lighting settings to these changes to ensure that the photo will come out correct with the correct lighting. The best advice i would give is to take photos at different times of the day and adjust your cameras lighting settings accordingly with the amount of light that is present during these times. You could take a photo in the morning, in the afternoon, and at night to experiment with the differences in lighting.
Different cameras of different brands and models react to different lighting scenarios. For example a canon camera and a Nikon camera have similar settings. If you take the same photo with both of these cameras you will notice a slight difference between the two photos. Knowing your camera and how it reacts to different settings and locations can save you time on the post editing.
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