Recently I started following a great blog (Visual Venturing) that has started a community post to showcase pictures before and after they’re edited. I think this is the best idea ever! It gives people a chance to see the editing process of others and for those who share to gain feed back and improve their editing skills! You should really check out the blog!
This week I submitted the photo seen below, which I edited in lightroom 5. I took this as part of some engagement photos I did for a friend (post coming soon!). This was one of my favourite pictures from our shoot, unfortunately we didn’t get to stay at this location for too long because the mosquitoes were particularly vicious that day. I started by cropping the photo to bring the lovely couple closer to the bottom right corner. I then played with the colours of the photo in the Topaz Restyle plug in (which is really awesome by the way). Then I adjusted the lighting of the photo, increasing the shadows in the right side of the photo and the highlights in the left side of the photo. You can see the before and after below. What do you like/not like about what I did? What would you do differently?