Monday, August 09, 2010

You Don't Have To Get The Perfect Shot All The Time

If at first you don't succeed, it's okay, you don't have to try again as there are usually no second chances anyway. You can fix it through a photo-editing software. Apparently it's normal for serious amateur and professional photographers to do some post-processing work on their images before they publish them online or put them in print, even if they had the perfect composition and the best camera gears.

Today I played around with my new software called Lightroom 3 and I'm convinced that post processing could well be as significant and crucial as the photo-shoot itself. Well, maybe, specially at my beginner's level. I could use all the help. So I purposely overexposed an image of my favorite flower and did a few basic clicks with this photo-editing software and it works really good. This is going to be fun from here on! The only caveat however is that I may have to upgrade my computer to feed this processor-hungry application. Hmmmm...that new Apple Quad-core iMac 27 is looking good. I may have to postpone my next pro lens purchase.

By the way, one image below was taken with a $2300 lens and the other with a $700 lens. Can you tell which is which? Conclusion: With what this photo-editing software can do, I guess I don't need to buy any more pro lens for a while......maybe
Picture 1
Or This
Picture 1