Photo Editing

I’m so happy to see my blog growing day by day and I would just like to thank each and every one of you! I thought blogging would just be a phase I was going through, but I’ve been getting so many compliments that you guys are inspiring me to continue and work hard on it.

A lot of you have been asking me recently:

    “How do you get the lighting to be so perfect?”

    “What do you do to make the colors so vibrant?”

    “How does the photo come out so perfectly?”

To be honest, photo editing is really not that hard! Although I was a huge Adobe Photoshop geek back in the day, I actually fell in love with Adobe Lightroom. It’s simple and easy to use, but also powerful.

Here are some of the settings I play with for my photo editing:

  • Crop: CTRL-R
  • Exposure
  • Shadows and Blacks
  • Highlights and Whites
  • Vibrance and Saturation
  • Lumiance
  • Spot Removal

So what do I do with these settings exactly? First thing I do is increase/decrease the exposure to make sure the lighting looks good. Then, I look at the skin of the model and make sure to remove any blemishes. Now, the fun part! I generally like my photos to have the dark areas even darker and light areas even lighter using shadows/black and highlights/whites. Next, I love to bring out the intensity of colors with vibrance/saturation. For photos where I used a high ISO, which causes graininess, I increase the lumiance. This also makes the photo look more soft and the skin to appear more smooth. Finally, I crop the image and make sure it follows the rule of thirds.

I have to admit that my photos do not come any where near perfect when I take it with my camera. A lot of the effects you see on my photos come from the photo editing. Let me know if you guys are interested in before and after shots! You be surprised of the results.

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