I raised my hat to all those who do post processing work on photos. At times people criticize your work that it is overly done or not so professional and the like. My post processing arsenal is only made of Lightroom 3.6 and free software Paint.net. I just did a single photo to clean out the rest of the background and really it takes time and effort just to have it really nice and done before making another use of the image.
Check out one of my self-portrait photo which I did post process first before doing some other photo editing tricks.
Post processed – removed background
Black and white usually used in newspaper
It has been awhile since I edited some of the pictures I have taken. As they say if you don’t use it you lose it.
Photo editing skills are as important as your photography skills. Not all photos you take will be perfect. There will be photos that might be good or even great but a few details needs to be change to make it the “photo”.
I have always mentioned that I have been a fan of paint.net for most of my photo editing(because it’s free) but I do have an old version of Photoshop Lightroom 3 that helps me quick photo post-processing. I am not yet taking photos professionally(yup still more of a hobby) but at this early stage self-improvement once one starts to bring photography to the next level.
Below are some edited photos from my recent 2014 Manila Auto Salon photo shoots.