Most of the time I do very little editing with my pictures. I’ve learned to save post processing time by trying to get it right, or close to it, In Camera. Maybe a little crop and a punch of color is all that is needed.
When I took pictures kayaking on Monday I knew they would need lots of help in the digital dark room. Middle of the day bright sun conditions are the worst. Add to that a pretty blah background (Turlock Lake isn’t exactly scenic), a point and shoot camera set on Auto, a moving target… and I am moving too! The pictures were just for fun so I wasn’t too worried about getting perfect.
However, just a little editing can make a difference. Here are a few of my Before and Afters.
I wanted to show you a few examples of how a little tweaking can make a difference in your photos. Adobe Photoshop has been my go-to program to improve every single picture I take. I didn’t learn it overnight, but the time and money I invested in it has more than paid off.