Today, another installment of my post processing workflow – how I take a bland RAW file and post process it into my signature bold, bright style.
A few months ago, I posted the steps necessary for a photo shoot from start to finish, from the first email communication, to the packaging of the final product - CLICK HERE to review that information. And, a couple of weeks ago, I shared how I post process a backlit image. If you missed that post, you can CLICK HERE.
Loved this family. I swear, this little girl is the highest jumper I’ve ever met! Look at how much air she’s getting!
I started by adjusting the White Balance (warmed up the picture), then I brightened up the midtones so that it would be more obvious where the light was coming from and where the shadows should remain (you can see the sun was to “camera-right”). Then, I added some contrast – I usually use “Curves,” darkened patches on the ground using “Levels” and as a final step . . . . yep, . . . you guessed it . . . . saturated the color using “Soft Light”! That is it!