A number of photographers have asked my about my editing style and whether I could share a before and after image. This was taken of my son a couple of weeks ago.  On the left is the image SOOC (straight out of camera) and the right is my edited version. It’s a bit like playing spot the difference :-). There is no substitute for getting the image as right as you can in camera – consider the light, the colours and how they contrast to make the subject stand out, and most importantly remove any obvious distractions. My job is then to ‘clean’ the image up so all you see is the subject. I removed the distracting trees from the background (the most obvious being the white blog at the bottom left of the image), checked  that the post he was leaning on was straight, and even removed the buttons on his shirt. I also did a little work to increase the contrast and warmth and all of this was done in Photoshop. So there you have it a before and after…

Before and after edit Nina Mace Photography