The Post-Production Process

This process, although simplistic was applied to all of the photographs which have been selected for exhibition and book presentation; the principle works extremely effectively at creating an escapism, a new location.

The intention was to complete as much of the work as possible, in camera. Therefore ensuring the settings, exposure, lighting, etc is a close to final as possible was intrinsic to remove the requirements of lengthy post-production in Adobe Photoshop.

The photograph process includes:

  • Initially opening the images in camera raw to adjust any settings in a non-destructive manner.
  • Remove Chromatic Aberration.
  • Enable Profile Corrections – to ensure any lens distortion is corrected.
  • Open the photographs into photoshop as Smart Objects; for quick linking to and editing of the saved camera raw settings.
  • Open the images in Photoshop.
  • Changing the blend mode to overlay.
  • Save the photograph file in the appropriate format.

Below are a few examples of this process.

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Ωzz Making adjustments.
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Dehazing the photograph.
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Opening the photograph in camera raw.
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Editing For MG_7327 & MG_7393.
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Editing For MG_7327 & MG_7393.
Editing For MG_7327 & MG_7393.
Editing Process Sample.
Editing Process Sample.
Editing Process Sample.
Editing Process Sample.
Editing Process Sample.
Editing Process Sample.

Photo-Shoot #5 Edits & Reflection.

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Upon reflection of these image edits:

  • Collectively the photographs are aesthetically striking.
  • Careful camera control (Iso, Shutter speeds, Aperture, Exposure).
  • They contain a wide depth of field, with lots of details.
  • Compositionally intriguing images, aided by use of tripod when necessary.
  • Beginning to find my speciality as a photographer, and knowing why I am taking these photographs; as a journey of self discovery provides me with the ability to argue an opinion successfully.
  • Wonderful tonal ranges and pastel/autumnal colours.
  • Being within the environment has enabled the opportunity for reflection / thought.
  • Naturally shot, utilising solely daylight.

 

The Experience of Nature: A Psychological Perspective.

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Intrigued by the information which I have been able to source from the internet, it was intriguing however there is little factual information around this subject. Therefore I felt it would beneficial to search the university’s library to see if they have the book…and they do, I cannot wait to try and learn more about people and their relationships to their environments and landscapes.

Photo-Shoot #4 Edits & Reflection.

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Shoot #4 Edits.
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Shoot #4 Edits.

I am thoroughly pleased with the high quality images produced/obtained during shoot 4. I have selected (above) a selection of photographs which I would like to explore with further in post production.

Being in this environment and landscape has offered me with the space, time and opportuity to reflect upon how I am feeling, emotionally. I would like to produce edits, photographs which will support how I feel. I feel that this could be produced by creating multiple exposure photographs…I will have to explore and see what the results are.

Photo-Shoot #3 Edits & Reflection.

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One of the initial intentions was to experiment with stark contrasts between landscapes and macro photography. In theory the idea was effective and when edited in post-production to reflect this idea, the results in my opinion appear mediocre and in all honesty at this stage on a photography degree course, I know I can achieve and make work of a much higher standard and unfortunately this does not truly reflect my capabilites and potential.

However it is important that you trial ideas such as this otherwise you will only stay within your comfort zone, not knowing whether your imagined ideas will be successful or not. Trialling new ideas which I have done above, does not guarentee success, however it demonstrates bravery and the willingness to want to develop. It is through these experiences and trials that we begin to learn more about ourselves and develop as an artist, photographer and individual.