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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