Before and After   Leave a comment

Someone recently asked me if doing post-processing of my photos made that much of a difference in picture quality.  The answer is an unqualified yes.  As an example, below is a photo that I took on Friday evening.  The one on the left is straight out of the camera.  The one on the right is after about two minutes of working on it in Adobe Lightroom 4.  Simple adjustments were made to brightness, contrast, and color tone.  Then I used the brush tool to brighten and clarify the detail on the bell of the saxophone.

I can’t remember ever posting a photo straight out of the camera.  And given what can be done with software — the modern-day version of the dark room — I doubt that I ever will.  Software doesn’t necessarily create a false image.  Sometimes it allows me to reproduce what my eye really saw.

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Posted May 20, 2012 by ~ Bruce in Uncategorized

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