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Making Photographs Using Post-Processing

Making Photographs Using Post-processing!

In previous articles, I discussed that a photographer does not take photos but making photographs. We looked into the Exposure and Composition. In this article, I am going to cover the importance of post-processing for “Making Photographs.” 

How to use Post-Processing for Making Photographs?

Generally speaking, Post-Processing has always been part of photography. 

Ansel Adams used to spend hours in the darkroom to create his masterpieces. He used the “Dodge and Burn” techniques to brighten or darken parts of an image. Therefore, Ansel Adams was one of the pioneers in Post-Processing. 

In digital photography, we also use Post-Processing to make corrections in highlights and shadows to recreate the details that the camera cannot record. 

Below is a photo right out of the camera without any Post-processing: 

Raw Image

Making Photographs
This a a sunrise photo with no Post-Processing

Clearly, in the image above, the camera captured more details, but most of them are not visible. By using the Post-Processing techniques, I was able to bring back those details.
Here is the same image after editing:

Making Photographs Using Post-Processing

Manual Exposure
Shooting for Highlights is the key for landscape photography. And a little Post-Processing brings back the details.

How to Learn Digital Post-Processing

Ansel Adams and Fred Archer developed the Zone System. Film photographers used the Zone System as a guideline to edit their photographs in the darkroom. Likely, in digital photography, we use almost the same techniques for treating the highlights and shadows in Lightroom or any other editing programs. 

We do offer Post-Processing workshops and teach you making photographs using Post-Processing. Our Lightroom workshop is a comprehensive editing class from start to finish a project. 

Edited Photo

Lightroom Editing Power
Lightroom Editing Power convert a daytime photo to nighttime image!

Do you want to learn more about our Lightroom Class?

Omnilargess Photography workshops focus on many hidden features in editing software, such as Lightroom and Photoshop.

I dedicate a good portion of the Lightroom class to discuss the techniques which improve your image editing skills.

Our next Lightroom Class starts on November 6th. It is a three-part class and covers everything from Importing, Organizing, Editing and Exporting photographs like a pro. 

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