Non-proffesional Photography Tip #2

September 1, 2009

The second in the series of my attempt to assist up and comming photographers. Here is Tip number 2:

Tip number 2 only involves five words: learn how to post process ! Post processing is just as equally important as taking multiple captures for each shot. I say this because no matter how top-of-the-line your camera and gear are, the images you capture can always be improved by post processing and editing. I myself have been using Adobe Photoshop for years, so naturally it has become almost second nature for me to use. There are a multitude of software for post-processing, you will need to experiment with each to find which one is best suited for you.

Tip number 2a:

Yes, there is a 2a! I was considering using this one in a seperate post, however it goes hand in hand with post-processing. The second tip, of the second tip is to shoot in RAW. RAW will give you a whole new experience to post processing, the possibilities are almost limitless. Shooting in JPEG is totally fine, however if you want the best out of your captures, I urge you to shoot in RAW format. RAW empowers you with control over every aspect of your images, this ranges from the exposure and black levels, all the way to camera specifics such as the amount of vignetting.

Notice the sharpness in the image.

Notice the sharpness in the image.

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