1 video and 5 photo galleries from 5 photographers. If you’d like to participate, guidelines are on the After-Before Friday Forum page. NOTE: For those viewing the post in the Reader, if the slideshows don’t load, please visit the original post.
My submission: This week, I’m post-processing a photo that I could have, but did not, post as part of Weekly Photo Challenge: Contrasts. I’ll be showcasing post-processing steps using adjustments in the Basic, Tone Curve, HSL, Detail, and Effects Panels. I’d love to have any input, yay or nay, on my editing choices!
I’ve also included the after and before images.
Submitted by Loré Dombaj — Snow’s Fissures and Fractures
Loré says: This is a photo I took years ago in Versailles gardens. It was shot with analog camera and the original photo is scanned. I wanted to use one of the poorer images to see how it can be improved with the use of more advanced tools.
The original image was processed through Picmonkey online photo editor. A little bit of cropping, tinkering with exposure and sharpness, a few additional effects, and I think I ended up with an interesting final image.
Submitted by Benjamin Rowe — aperture64
Ben says: This week I am simply using Lightroom because not all images need to be HDRs.
See Ben’s post for his discussion of his post-processing.
Submitted by Robin Kent — PhotographybyKent
Robin says: This image was taken last year along the Oregon Coast during a road trip down the Pacific Highway. The scene depicts Cape Lookout, about 60-70 miles south of the Columbia River. We stopped at the Cape Lookout State Park for a picnic lunch and this was the scene from a table that, amazingly, was not already taken. As usual with a beach scene, there was a problem with contrasting light. But the clouds over the water and Cape Lookout in the distance combined with the yellow flowers in the foreground made it irresistible.
The “Before” version below is the original RAW image with no adjustments. The “After” image includes the adjustments made in Raw plus some adjustment layers (Curves and Hue/Saturation) in Photoshop CC. Details on the process can be found at my post.
Submitted by Jaime Perez — My Photolanguage
Please click on the links of those who contributed this week, to read about their post-processing steps and/or to see what other treasures they have on their blogs. They’d love to have you visit!