I love everything about photography.
I love the equipment....the skill...the capturing of a moment...the digital readouts on my camera I don't understand...I love it all.
One of my favorite things I enjoy when looking at other people's photographs is seeing their Before & After photos. I'm fascinated with the post-processing techniques that people use.
Post-Processing is ALL THE RAGE right now.
I'm sure you've heard of Photoshop, Lightroom, Aperture, even iPhoto has tons of processing techniques just a click away. On one hand, it's kind of sad: you don't have to be a great photographer to get great pictures. On the other hand, it's exciting:
you don't have to be a great photographer to get great pictures!
I've just started documenting my own Before & After shots. It's fun. I've tried to show them to my friends and explain all the profound details in the editing techniques. They don't even fake interest anymore. They get that glazed look in their eyes and start staring off into the distance. Someday when I'm gone they'll wish they had absorbed my wisdom.
So I'll use the blog so show some of my own Before & Afters to my millions of fascinated internet viewers. A good fantasy life is healthy, right?
Here's a fun one of Rebel from fall soccer. The straight out of camera (SOOC) shot is pretty good, but I can't help myself. I must post-process. So in just a few clicks I added a bit of oomph to #23 kickin' it!
I may actually post a tutorial soon showing the steps I took to edit the photo. A tutorial would make me feel so important.