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Photo Editing Importance

The Importance of Photo Editing 

Digital cameras have moved photography to the next level. Now a days we want sharper and more detailed photos, therefore many camera manufacturers come out with higher mega pixels every year. However, the higher mega pixels cannot satisfy us as there are many limitations for cameras to capture what our eyes are capable of seeing. Therefore, all avid photographers understand the importance of Digital Photo Editing.

Do you need to edit all the pictures?

Absolutely not! There are times, such as soft light or defused light of a cloudy day, that makes the photo perfect. The image below is a sample of ideal situation.

No Photo Editing Needed

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Due to soft light there is no need for extra photo editing in this picture.

When Photo editing is Needed

There are many reasons for editing photos. However, in this article I just talk about the harsh light or rather Contrast-y situations.

Like the above photo, I used my iPhone to capture the image below. As a result of high contrast between sky and foreground, the image is not as pleasing as the actual scene was.

Original Photo

This image does not justify the beauty of the scene.
This image does not justify the beauty of the scene.

However, after a short photo editing in Lightroom, I made this picture presentable and appealing. See the edited photo below:

Edited Photo

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When should you consider Photo Editing?

Photo editing does not have a limitation. Generally speaking, all cameras have limitations, whether using a smartphone or top of the line DSLRs, cameras cannot record the highlights and shadows perfectly. Therefore, my first approach for photo editing is to correct this camera weakness.

Below is a photo that I used a pro DSLR and lens:

Nikon D500 and Nikkor 300 f4 lens

Although the light was perfect, it was not strong enough for the camera to capture the details on the feathers.
Although the light was perfect, it was not strong enough for the camera to capture the details on the feathers.

You have noticed that even a Pro digital camera and lens cannot justify the beauty of this scene. First of all, in Lightroom I adjusted the WHITES and BLACKS, then a little SATURATION.

Nikon D500 and Nikkor 300 f4 lens Edited Version

Notice how a little photo editing brought back the details.
Notice how a little photo editing brought back the details.

Here are some comparisons as Before and After Photo editing shots for you:

Before and After

Notice the details on birds.
Notice the details on birds.

Before and After

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Ted and the Omnilargess Team

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