As with everything I do, having a solid grasp of the foundations is incredibly important, before skipping to the “sexy stuff”.
The thing is, many people want to change colours, add fake sunlight, or make a deep dark forest… without a good rationale behind what they’re doing…
Or, without working in a way that allows you to be flexible in your editing.
Everything I do has a purpose:
Draw my audience’s attention to the dog, and keep them in the photo.
Everything I do (generally) works around my aesthetic preferences.
And everything I do allows me to edit in a way that uses the RAW data, but also so that at any point during the editing process, whether in an hour, 2 days, 2 months, or a year later, I could go back and easily make changes to my edits.
That means structuring my workflow in ways that are non-destructive, and that won’t cost me a lot of time or energy having to fix things if I want to change something.
In these lessons, we’re going to begin that process of finding your own rationale for how, when and why to make certain edits, as well as setting up processes for you to make your subject the star of the photo, and to be able to edit and make changes into the future.