Post Processing Tips for Nature Photography
Learning how to shoot is only half of what goes into creating an image creating an image. Today, virtually all landscape and nature photographs go through some type of processing. For beginner nature photographers, learning how to edit can be intimidating. Even selecting the best software suited for your needs can be confusing, let alone learning how to use it properly. But an art school diploma isn’t required to start making dramatic improvements to your images. Our contributing nature photographers cover topics for beginners all the way to advanced editing. Moreover, the team highlights multiple post processing softwares, such as Photoshop, Lightroom, ON1 Photo, and many more.
For post processing beginners, Visual Wilderness highlights the fundamental tools to setup your own nature photography workflow. While there are many software tools on the market, good software options allow photographers to tag and search their collection of images. Tags and searches are done by keywords, date, color, location, or even faces which have been tagged. In addition, software enables features to help efficiently cull images. These features are incredibly helpful for saving time and energy when shifting through catalogs of images.
Post processing setup also includes items such as monitor calibration, correct working color space, and optimization of images for online sharing. Moreover, it includes solutions for fast, redundant, fail-safe photo storage and photo backup to ensure one never loses images if a hard drive fails or disaster strikes.
Advanced users will benefit from advanced post processing techniques such as dodging and burning, using luminosity masks, focus stacking, multiple exposure blending, perspective blending, creating panoramas and HDR images, as well as editing night photography images. Additionally, they explain their post processing shortcuts, tips, and tricks specific for landscape and nature photography.