Every year I take some time to look at my portfolio from the years passed. I look at how I post-processed my images back then and see if I have improved. Most of the time, I can say my process and style has changed for the better, but when I want a real confidence booster, I go way back!
In this episode of ON1 Inspiration, we will look at some HDR work I did in 2013. Four years ago doesn’t seem that far away, but in post processing years it is like a millennium!
If you ever find yourself in a Photo Mojo rut (or “phojo rut” as my good buddy Michael Cross says) one of the best things you can do is edit an image from the past and see how far you have come. The improvement when you put the images side by side will more than likely be all you need to get over your pity party and back into the saddle.
Included is the original Raw file and a follow along PDF. While the image may not be earth-shatteringly great, it teaches us a lot about how our current style can affect the outcome of the final image.