Post-Processing Workflow to Avoid Sharpening Halos

Post processing is good for bringing your vision to the final photograph. What you saw, felt, and heard affects how you approach your final image. It is subjective and it is that personal style that sets you apart from other photographers.

But, there are post-processing issues that, although hard to see on a computer screen, scream out loud and clear when enlarged in print form. One such issue are the dreaded sharpening halos.

What is a Sharpening Halo?

It is the black or white line/halo that happens when you have either over sharpened or added too much detail to an image.

  • Black Sharpening Halos

    Black Sharpening Halos

  • White Sharpening Halos

    White Sharpening Halos

Join me in this short video clip where I discuss my sharpening workflow to avoid these halos.

About Author Christine Hauber

The current that underlies Christine Hauber's work is the concept of serenity in a world of chaos. With 25 years of professional photography experience, she continues to be attracted to the simplicity of the minimal and thus makes every effort to be a faithful visual recorder of the world around her. She wishes for her images to distill scenes ranging from the ephemeral to the eternal, from the abstruse to the symbolic. As a dedicated artist, she strives constantly to explore and expand her definition of the splendor and mysterious in life and nature. Her images have an ethereal and enduring quality.

Christine's work is published in various books, magazines and websites and has been printed and hangs in homes and offices worldwide. She teaches private photography workshops worldwide focusing on the needs of each unique client.