Tag Archives: Editing

Islands – Before and After Photography Challenge – September 2019

This months challenge from Bren at Ryan Photography is to take this photo:

‘Original’BASept1

And edit the image using our our own creativity and with whatever software programs or apps we use.

I felt the original lacked a little focus, so a little crop and then some heavy use of some filters given the nature of this challenge.

So here is my resultant image:

‘Result’BASept2

Probably would have been better if I removed that small bit of island at the left, but…

Ken

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Arches – Friendly Friday Photography Challenge – Fake

This Friday we are challenged with:

I’m not a photography purist but I know many people are quite opinionated about heavy photo editing. Well, here is your chance to do it with permission – let’s be fake this Friday!
If you’re not into the idea of photo editing, there are other ways to interpret the theme. You could, for instance, post photos of plastic flowers, the contents of your makeup bag, or even a tofu burger. The options are unlimited!

I quite often embrace what some people see as fake when I edit my photos, I see them as just another way to express my artistic side.  So here is a very fake photo for you.

‘Arches’, Fountains Abbey, 2019.FFFake

Ken

Before and after St. Ninians- Weekly Prompts: Edit

This weekend GC and SueW have chosen the following as the theme for their challenge.

Our weekend photo challenge here on Weekly prompts is EDIT!
Do you edit your photographs before inserting into your blog posts?
How often do you pre-edit and by that I mean do you take notice of everything in the background before you take your photo; do you stage manage your shots or is the stack of dirty dishes in the background still there when you finally showcase the picture to the world?
Feel free to use the word in any way you wish, show us your edited photographs, or tell us all about your edits the choice is yours!

Well I think it is safe to say I always edit my photos, sometimes to the point of destruction, but sometimes minimally.  I edit in Lightroom and Photoshop.  They never reach my blog straight from the camera, even if I have shot in Jpeg rather than Raw, there is always a little touch up.  Generally this is just to bring them in line with what I saw in my minds eye when I took the shot, but sometimes….

I sometimes stage manage shots, and would like to think I take notice of the things that are in frame as I look through the viewfinder.  However I do get home to a fair number of shots that have that, what is that doing in the shot, I didn’t see that, and sometimes this randomness makes or breaks the photo.

Of course sometimes I just snap away, but generally I take a bit of time to compose.

So a shot straight from the a6000 below:

‘Before’, St. Ninians, 2018.Before

Fairly acceptable, but not how my imagination coloured it, a minimal edit later and it looks a bit more like the inside of my mind.

‘After’, St. Ninians, 2018.After

I  would probably go a lot further with this image, try and reclaim a small amount of that purple hue in the sky, maybe in another post.

Ken

Old Scotney re-imagined – Before and After Photography Challenge – June 2019

This months challenge from Bren at Ryan Photography is to take this photo:

‘Original’Scotney Castle

And edit the image using our our own creativity and with whatever software programs or apps we use.

So here is my resultant image:

‘Result’Old Scotney reimagined

Minor edits and cropping in Lightroom, figures, branches and weeds taken out in photoshop, change of sky in Photoshop, then into nik for some filters, Topaz for a bit more editing and ffinally back into Lightroom for a little boost here and there.

Ken

Corton – Before and After Photography Challenge – May 2019

This months challenge from Bren at Ryan Photography is to take this photo:

‘Origional’BAA2a

And edit the image using our our own creativity and with whatever software programs or apps we use.

So here is my resultant image:

‘Result’BAA2b

Minor edits and cropping in Lightroom, change of sky in Photoshop, then into Topaz studio for a sun flare and some filters, finally back into Lightroom for a little boost here and there.

Ken