I’m a Lightroom user and I edit my photos in a instinctive way, I’m not very technical and don’t really master all the tools of the software. I edit all my photos in a practical way: I play around with temperature, exposure, contrast, vignette and so on, until I feel the image looks good to me!
So, for now that’s what I’ve been doing and my relationship with Photoshop has been very limited. Basically I only open my images with Photoshop to remove things I feel distracting and that I didn’t want to have in the photo in the first place.
Below are some examples:
That bridge behind the houses was really bothering me and I remember trying to avoid having it on the frame when I took the photo, but I couldn’t. So, I removed it in post processing using Photoshop.
That huge lamp felt so wrong in the background! What was I thinking when I took the photo? I guess I was so concerned about photographing this girl I had just met in person, that I didn’t pay attention to some details.
In the color version of this photo the man in the background has a red shirt, so I first went with a B&W edit trying to minimize this distraction. I felt it wasn’t enough and I decided to remove him from the picture (as well as some black spots here and there).
This process became easier due to the bokeh background of each photo.
The big news is… this is going to change! Photoshop is obviously much more than that and I want to be able to do some cool and creative things with it. But that’s a story for another post!
What’s your experience with Photoshop?
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