Why Post Process? Part 2

Hello LCC members,

Here is Part 2 if you did not see Part 1 here’s the link

In this post I will show you examples of my workflow with short explanations.

To start off here is a RAW image Straight Outta Camera “SOC”

Technical Info, for those that need to know : Camera Sony A6500 ISO 100, 16mm , f22, 1/8 sec Handheld, Low Perspective

The first thing I did to the image was straighten and crop it.

The image is still in RAW some photographers like to do the crop and straighten as a last step but you can do this in any order you want to there are no rules. This is your art and vision for your image.

Next step is to use either Lightroom or other software to process the RAW photo.

TIP: Camera manufacturers typically bundle software to process RAW files. It was in the box with the manual either a DVD or a link to the website in the manual to download software.

The software I used on this photo was ON1 Photo RAW 2017

Here is the photo after processing

In On1 Effects I used the following Dynamic Contrast, Sharpen, Clarity and Color



Heres the Before and After

If you have any questions or would like the club to have a class on this or other post processing software let us know.

In my next post I will show examples using HDR techniques and will explain it from start to finish.


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About Photography By Steve daPonte

Florida Native with a love for the sights and sounds around us that are often overlooked. Welcome to Photography By Steve daPonte The world around us is full of images that are dynamic and ever changing with time. Photography captures these little slices of time, moments that pass mostly unoticed and taken for granted in our daily lives. Every photograph a visual story of life and being alive in a glorious world of line, space, color and motion.

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