Here is what I get asked all the time, “Your photos are amazing, what kind of camera and equipment are you using to achieve such crisp and clean images?”
To tell you all the truth, the equipment plays a small part to the final image. Shooting takes about 2 hours tops for 4 outfits and editing takes about an hour an outfit. So I am spending way more time editing than out shooting. One image can take anywhere from 10 minutes to 30 minutes to perfect in photoshop depending on the shoot. Blog shoots I don’t spend too much time on since they need to look more lifestyle whereas a look book shoot will be colored differently so will take more time to post-process.
There are many great editing softwares out there and I think it’s safe to say the top 2 are Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Lightroom. Both of these programs are quite expensive, Photoshop CS6 starts at $700 and Lightroom 6 is more affordable at $150. Thankfully, Adobe now has a program called Creative Cloud where you can pay $10 monthly for both! Sign up here: http://www.adobe.com/creativecloud/photography.html?promoid=NC5FRQQ5&mv=other
I prefer to use Adobe Photoshop, ever since my sister downloaded it on our first computer back in the 2000’s. PLUS, Photoshop has a program called Adobe Camera Raw that opens up in Adobe Bridge that basically has the same tools as lightroom.
Below is a short video using simple tools for editing in Photoshop. Make sure to watch in HD for full quality.
( I apologize in advance, the mic was close to my neck so you could hear my hair rub against the mic at times, so sorry!)
The tools that I used in the video were:
- lens profile corrections- Adobe Camera Raw
- patch tool- Photoshop
- sharpening tool- Photoshop
- color balance- Photoshop
- selective color- Photoshop
Thanks for stopping by, happy editing!
Blogger featured in this post is Christina Beauchamp from Fashion and Frills.