When I sit down to post process an image, I have a concept of what the final photo will look like. However, getting to that final image is rarely a straight path. Actually, the path to most of my finished photos is very crooked. There is experimentation involved, and sometimes our vision of an end photo changes as we craft a scene.
I think this is true for many photographers. There’s an idea of the finished photo. Yet we don’t always know precisely what filter to apply. We don’t know exactly where to set the sliders. There are many twists, switchbacks and turns along the way.
The photo I’ve chosen to share with you today is a perfect example. I start with a concept of what I want the final photo to look like. Reaching that vision was not a direct path. As I make one set of adjustments, the visual feedback I get from the photo preview prompts me to make different changes and sometimes backtrack and revisit filters I’ve already applied. Styling this photo turns out to be a roundabout path among Develop, Effects and Local Adjustments.
I hope you enjoy this latest episode of ON1 Inspiration.