Over fifty percent of photographers in the world said they believed the photography industry was picking up in a recent survey.
If you’re interested in becoming a photographer, or you simply want to pick it up as a hobby, you may feel intimidated by photo editing.
But, once you learn the overall process, you have plenty of options for making it quick and painless. And, we can help. Let’s go through how to simplify the photo editing process.
Have the Right Software and Apps
If you’re using the wrong software, editing your photos will be a lot more difficult.
There are lots of apps that can speed up things that would otherwise take a lot longer. For example, you can use a background remover to cut out your subject in seconds instead of having to bring it into your photo editing program and painstakingly tracing your subject by hand.
Shoot in the Right Format
If you’re also shooting your own photos, the format you choose to shoot in really matters for the editing process. Shooting in RAW will make your life much easier.
You can also shoot in JPEG + RAW, depending on your camera, so you have multiple options. But this will cause your memory card to fill up more quickly.
Making sure that your photography skills are up to snuff will also improve your workflow. You’ll have to spend less time in post-production fixing beginner mistakes, like the white balance, exposure, or the framing of your images. So you’ll have plenty of time to create the best photographs possible.
Think About Your Workflow
You should be considering aspects of your photograph in a specific order, based on how you want your image to look.
In professional photography, most people begin by addressing the white balance of an image.
If you’re cutting out aspects of your image and adding other things in, you’ll probably want to white balance these elements separately and then layer your other color correction on top, to ensure that the white balance in each element matches.
After you work on your white balance, most people go on to managing the exposure of an image. This is the amount of light that enters your camera and ends up in your image. There’s only so much you can fix your exposure without washing out your image
After you’ve done basic corrections, you can get into the more creative part of the photo editing process (if you so choose). Don’t be afraid to experiment with different settings and tools in your photo editing software.
You just need to make plenty of copies and save your work regularly. That way, you’ll be able to go back to a previous version if you make a mistake or your computer crashes.
Get Used to the Photo Editing Process Today
Ultimately, your photo editing process may differ from other people’s. It’s all about what feels right to you!
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