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Post Processing

While we always strive to capture the best possible images in camera, it is not always possible to capture the exact image required. A number of factors can define what post processes are required, this could be available light, type of lighting, backgrounds that need cleaning up, dust and blemish removal and cropping for a cleaner final view are just some of the ways we process our images.

Post processing services from visart photoOver areas of post processing may be required for restoration, copying old photographs and restoring tears, creases and fading. An image may be required in black and white instead of colour again, post processing allows us to do this and get the results we want.

Using a range of software including Capture One Pro, Adobe Photoshop and Lightroom we can ensure we get the best out of the images we capture. All images are captured in RAW format, which are then processed into the final images as JPG format. The original RAW images are archived in its unprocessed state.

With software and techniques continuously being developed, it can often be the case that older images can be given a new lease of life with modern processing techniques.

Image Rescue

There are times when even the poorest image can be rescued via post processing to achieve an acceptable image. The original image on the left below has many problems with exposure and shadow detail. The post-processed image on the right, although not perfect has rescued the image. The shadow detail and brickwork are now visible, the train and sky much brighter. The power lines have been removed and the image cropped to provide a better overall image.

Post Processing - Image Rescue

Image Variations

The images below shows some of the possible variations possible, the image of the left being the original, the image in the centre has undergone a conversion to black and white, with the cloud detail made more prominent. The Image on the right has been given a vintage look with some tell tale signs removed, namely the front of a modern car on the lefthand side, the lamp post and the pub sign in the background.

Photo processing from visart photo

Creative Editing

As well as standard processing techniques, images can be edited and manipulated into a completely new unique image. Using content form more than one image and seamlessly blending them into a single image, isolating single colours are just some of the possibilities of creative editing.

Image manipulation from visart photo

Revisit your RAW files


Revisit your RAW files

When I first started to shoot using RAW format for the photo files, the processing of the files was daunting, I could get near the results I wanted but a lot of the files were saved to archive never to see the light of day again.

As I have learnt more and become more confident in all the adjustments I can make, Exposure, White Balance, Clarity, Sharpness, Cropping and much much more. Add together RAW processing and the multitude of options in photoshop, you can soon see that that discarded files can often be saved.

rawThe options of converting to black and white with an adjustment layer, can change a poor colour balanced file, in a dramatic mono one. Crop and Rotate allow you to be more selective on the final view. The possibilities are endless.

Of course the final image still needs to look good and be believable, trust you instinct, most of the time it is quite obvious when the processing has overstepped the mark.

Drag out some of your older files and give it a go, after a few months learning RAW processing, you will now know how to lift them colours, make your blacks black and your whites white. Crop out the bits you do not want.

Spending  little time on some past images that you thought were not good enough, may surprise you, and will add to your learning of RAW processing.