Ep.14 On Setting Up Your Edit Suite

Whether or not you like it, the modern portrait photographer is going to spend a not insignificant amount of time sitting in front of Lightroom and Photoshop. Setting up your workspace to make this as painless as possible is critical (or you’re going to need the Aspirin!) Here I chat about some of the things I have done to make my edit workload as palatable as possible: it’s all about the comfy chair!

Walkthrough: Retouching A Black And White Portrait Of A Young Woman

Bright sunshine and a beautiful subject, glorious greens and satin soft shadows. Ah, I have drifted into a romantic phase! This walkthrough takes a summer portrait of Megan and shows the basic steps from colour correction in Lightroom, retouching in Photoshop, conversion to a beautiful monochrome using Nik Silver Efex Pro 2 and the ultimate cropping back in Lightroom. The walkthrough mentions the following: Using Adobe Lightroom to colour correct Using ‘Content Aware’ fill as a more effective way of …

Foundations: Getting Started With Post-Production

One of the hardest things about editing images is that there’s no obvious finish point – after spending hours zoomed into different areas of the image, pulling back to look at the whole once again may reveal that you’ve gone too far and the shot no longer looks realistic. To avoid this, rather than just sitting down to start editing, consider how you want the final shot to look, so you begin with the end in mind. Generally, the aim …