I don’t edit because the photo isn’t right SOOC (straight out of camera), I edit because I love the artform of how I can make my photos look, that no camera can do. I actually love editing photos more than taking them.
I have more to show than just an image from a camera.
Up until recently I have been using actions mainly to edit my photos. After watching lots and lots of Youtube videos I am now starting to ditch the Actions and edit the photos on my own. Though it did take me some time (this one took me 2 hours!) to edit without them, I find it more rewarding.
I am starting to understand how Photoshop works more and more.
I am also learning that editing with a Waccom drawing tablet is sooo much easier! We’ve had that table for years and its just now getting good use. I say “we’ve” cause it initially wasn’t my tablet. DH was supposed to start taking his artwork digital, but four years after buying the thing he’s only used it once. It has sat on the shelf collecting dust up until now.
A before and after from a photo that I took of Mikayla the other day.