Editing Process

A lot of times you guys ask me how I edit my pictures, or if my pictures are edited and what software do I use to edit my pictures and are all my pictures edited. To make it short, I get a lot of question about editing and while I used to answer all these questions every single time I got one I thought why not make it short and easy and once and for all show an editing process of mine.

First of  all keep in mind that this is one of my heavier edited pictures. Not all of my pictures get a “makeover” like this one. But I do have fun doing it so whatever am I right?

  1. Date: Sep 9, 2016
  2. Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark III
  3. Lens: Sigma 35 mm, 1.4
  4. ISO: 100
  5. Aperture: F/2.0
  6. Shutter Speed: 1/1600 second
  7. Editing Software: Adobe Photoshop CS5

The first pictures is the raw file out of camera (usually I don’t have such a good makeup and lighting day and I normally have to fix spots on the skin but this day went great for me).

Second one is the fixed raw file (I changed the green and yellow tones, sharpened the image, and darkened the lighter tones a little bit)

Third one is skin editing (I brought out the lighter tones in the skin and darkened the shadows, make the eyes pop a little more. All in all dodge and burn and a little frequency separation I think)

The last one is after adding colour to the image, or changing colour. Take it as you want. It’s easier if you know from the beginning which style the picture should have and if it’s supposed to work with other pictures in a series or stand alone. I brought a little desaturated feeling to the picture. Added teal Highlights, made the shadows less black and darkened the sky).

I hope this settles the question about my editing process. (And yes I wanted to keep that strand of hair there although it would have been quite easy for me to remove it. I just think it adds to the picture)

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Abandoned

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For an upcoming photography project in university I decided to photograph some (old) abandoned places. Though I’m not sure if I keep the pictures like this, here’s still a little preview of the places I explored until now (at least 4 more places to come).

The Road

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After watching “The Road” this weekend I’m still so amazed in an awe by this movie (and of course the book as well, which I just bought and started reading). It’s been a while since I’ve last seen a movie which made me wonder about life so much like the road did and still does.

Honestly the plot and the cinematography of said movie are stunning and so cleverly portrayed that I just can’t –

(also Viggo Mortensen killed it in the end, I was so much in tears)

So here have one of my favorite quotes from the book and some pictures I shot in Rügen this summer:

“When we’re all gone at last then there’ll be nobody here but death and his days will be numbered too. He’ll be out in the road there with nothing to do and nobody to do it to. He’ll say: where did everybody go? And that’s how it will be. What’s wrong with that?” – Cormac McCarthy, The Road

Mist

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It feels like it’s been forever since I last photographed with an analogue camera, so I took the chance, while visiting the beautiful island of Rügen, to snap a few pictures there.

It was around 9 or 10 pm when we were driving home to our apartment and I realized that all those meadows around us were covered in fog, but since we weren’t able to stop on the road, I had to take those pictures while driving in the car. – for someone with little to none real knowledge about the analogue camera I had with me, a real challenge.

But somehow I still managed to take some shots I really like (I know they are kind of dark but I am so going fo that look)!

Sundown

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Old Lady

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Can’t remember when I did this edit but hey don’t I look beautiful?

Oh man I should have stopped smoking and started using those moisturizer everyone was so crazy about. Haha what an awful edit (so many mistakes) but really moisturize your skin and your hair, just roll in that moisturizer. Inhale it, Exhale it, Live it! Do I seem a bit crazy?

At least my hair is still good looking so I got that going for me.

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