In many cases we are not satisfied with the outcome of our photography. The results do not compare favorably with those we obtained when using quality films.
There are a number of reasons for this that include technical issues such as the quality of our camera’s ‘detector’ translating the light passing through the lens into digital information that should provide the ‘true’ colors we want to capture.
The correct exposure is another problem we frequently encounter.
Sometimes we do not pay enough attention to our composition resulting in the need to remove elements from our image space that do not relate to, or add significance to the subject matter.
Many of the above problems can be resolved by ‘post-processing’ using well - known software such as Photoshop, Light-Room, Gimp2, Google-Photos and other similar packages. To make effective use of these software packages requires an investment in time and effort.
Lets begin with the exposure issue. Generally speaking it would be better to under-expose than the opposite as it seems to be easier to ‘add’ light than the reverse.
Use of ‘contrast’ is also sometimes very relevant as is the addition of light to add details in dark or ‘shadow’ areas.
If your colors are ‘flat’ or you wish to convert to monochrome then the use of the ‘saturation’ option would be relevant.
Another suggestion. Change your file identification (change name) to something meaningful to allow you to find the image at a later date.
Personally I use a MacBook Pro and have access to ‘built-in’ graphic features that provide me with most of my post-processing needs.
There is another important point worth remembering. Post-processing can turn a good image into a better one but no post-processing can convert a ‘bad’ image into a good one! In other words always aim to produce your best image when you are using your digital camera!
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