My Editing Process

Capturing a perfect portrait with a camera is only half the battle. The other half is the post-processing, which can make or break the final product. Let’s delve into my portrait photography editing process and how I use both Adobe Lightroom and Adobe Photoshop.

Adobe Lightroom is the go-to software for many photographers when it comes to managing and editing their photos.  Lightroom offers a range of tools to help you enhance your images, from basic adjustments to more advanced techniques like selective adjustments, color grading, and noise reduction.

The first step in my editing process is to import the raw images into Lightroom.  After that, I typically like selecting the best images I shot with the client.  Then, I start editing the few best photos we chose.

I like to start doing some basic adjustments like exposure, contrast, and white balance in Lightroom.  Then, I move on to more advanced adjustments, like skin smoothing, color correction, and sharpening. Lightroom also offers selective adjustments, which allows me to adjust specific areas of the image, like the eyes, lips, or hair.

Oftentimes, once the basic edits are done in Lightroom, I will move on to Photoshop for more advanced retouching. Photoshop offers a wide range of tools and techniques for retouching portraits, including skin smoothing and blemish removal.

The first step in Photoshop is to create a new layer and use the healing brush tool to remove any imperfections like acne, wrinkles, or blemishes.  If needed, I will then use the clone stamp tool to remove any distracting elements in the background.

In conclusion, my editing process using Adobe Lightroom and Adobe Photoshop can be complex and time-consuming process that requires skill, patience, and attention to detail. But with the tools and techniques I use, we will take your portrait and turn it into a stunning work of art.

Contact me when you are ready to schedule your portrait photography session.

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