Goals and Learning new tricks
This week has been busy and I have really enjoyed working on a variety of projects. Sometimes I feel like freelancing is balancing 45 different tasks at once. Anyway, as we went into lockdown 1.0 I made a list of areas I wanted to improve in. Post production was top on the list. After years of focusing on capturing a moment it was time to understand how powerful an edit can be to complete an image/video. I wanted to add more flare to my video edits as well as experimenting more in grading my photography.
Now I have spent far too many hours attached to my laptop this week so will keep this brief. During the last year I finally updated my editing software so have enjoyed learning a new program as well as trying to push myself creatively. Normally I wouldn't share an unedited image but thought i would this week so you can see how important this process can be. For me, I will shoot a certain way, knowing that this will work in the edit. I shoot in RAW, for the extra information, so I have more scope in grading. So the first image below is the original 'flat' RAW image. The second is partially edited, lifting the exposure slightly as well as shadows. I have kept this image clean as clients often have their own filter which they use for social media. Lastly, I have graded the image and added grain as it come as no surprise that I love a filmic look.
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weekly musing from Rosalind Alcazar Photography