Post-processing is a tricky and sometimes controversial part of the photographic process. While different photographers in different fields have different ideas on what is acceptable or not, it seems to me that there is a general agreement that post-processing should be thought of as a means of refining your images in a way that reflects how you saw the scene you photographed and (or) how you felt about it.
Although photographers shouldn’t over-rely on post-processing – after all post-processing can’t turn a bad image into a good one – clicking the shutter is just half the job. Our cameras are way less powerful than our brain and eyes, and scenes we’ve just photographed, no matter how great, rarely translate into their full potential until they’re skilfully post-processed.
I take post-processing very seriously and I’ve learned a great deal over the past few years, however, it amazes me that there still are so many things to learn. When Mitchell showed me some of his Understanding Post-Processing tutorials during the early stages of the production of the Understanding Post-Processing Video Series he was making for EyeVoyage, I was a bit sceptic as to what I could learn from them, given my experience. But my concerns were pretty much unfounded – following the reasoning behind Mitchell’s post-processing choices gave me a bunch of things to think about that I hadn’t thought of before, plus I was able to successfully apply many of his concepts to my way of working, which led to some tangible improvement.
Those who don’t know Mitchell Kanashkevich, author of the videos, should check his work. He’s got lots of experience in the field, he gets published on magazines regularly, and – most importantly – apart from these videos, in the last few years he has created a bunch of successful travel photography ebooks.
The good news is Understanding Post-Processing: The Video Series has been released this morning and now you can have it too. The instructional videos are based on Lightroom 5, but all the concepts can be easily applied to any other post-processing platform. Also Mitchell included 10 of his raw files in the package so you can shadow him hands-on right away.
Want to check if Understanding Post Processing is for you? The video below should give you a taste for what this video series is about.
If you think these tutorials are for you, then click the link below to purchase the videos:
The package is available at a discounted price until April 30th – hurry up! 🙂
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