In this post I will continue to write about my vision regarding post-processing of pictures. There is much to say about this subject and indeed countless books have been written. However I don’t intend to “teach” you how to do this but instead only strive to share my personal experience.
As highlighted here, selection is a very important process and is a must for efficient editing. Nobody likes to spend weeks or even months to edit a pack of photos, so it’s essential to choose wise. Personally I do this by setting a target which is usually 10% of what I captured in the finished session.
Of course this doesn’t mean one must be rigid. In many cases I can select slightly more pictures as from my experience there is a chance of discarding a few photos even after editing has begun. So it’s better to show some flexibility.
How do I select the photos?
After more than 4 years of posting to this blog (thanks to all of you for reading my posts) the time has come for an article regarding photo editing. It’s not meant to be a general purpose tutorial (there are countless on the web) but more like a personal opinion regarding the art of adding a personal touch to pictures. During years I developed a work-flow that helped me improve the quality of my photos. This was done in more steps, starting with simple editing in ViewNX2 and ending with processing in Lightroom and (since recently) using Photoshop.