The After is Better

“After was better. Before was only there so after could happen.: – unknown

When taking photos, I strive to get it right the first, second or third time by adjusting the aperture and the shutter speed. But still, no matter how hard I try, the images often stuffs up.

So in this challenge, I don’t intend to give tips on photography because I don’t have any haha but just some examples of how I edit my day to day photos.

Lens Artist Photo Challenge

I haven’t purchased any editing software so I just manage to use the built in software of my ipad to crop and give the photo more contrast.

The bottom part is too wide for my liking. Cropping it a bit puts more emphasis on the bridge and the autumn leaves more.

I wanted to give emphasis on the flow of the material and texture of the sculpture so I gave it more lights and shadows.

More contrast was made on this photo and even made it a bit of a sepia effect so that the highlights are more prominent. Notice that the details of the decorations and of the people are given more emphasis.

I removed the unessential ‘photobombers’ at the bottom right of the photo by cropping it, since I have already mentioned that I don’t have Photoshop to do that for me. I also made the flow of the material in the sculpture more prominent. I also wanted to give a bit of emphasis on the autumn leaves making the colour more vibrant and the same shade as the sculpture.

I usually zoom in on my flower photos to focus on the flower itself and diffuse the background. But in cases like this where there is too much action happening on the background, it is better to crop it as tight as possible to also give emphasis on the small details

30 replies to “The After is Better

  1. Nor do I have any software other than my ancient laptop’s post processing programme but it usually does the job reasonably well. You’ve done a great job here, Teresa 🙂 🙂 Have an excellent week!

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    1. Well, I have to make do with my ipad edits, which i think is the same as your iphone edits. I just don’t like to use my phone since it is too small for my old eyes. Haha


    1. It is just in the Media portion of WordPress and use the Image Compare. It is in the Block editor and not the Classic editor. Please see if you can do it, if not then I can walk you through it.

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