photoshop

Shakira in Layers

Shakira in Layers

Many people think Photoshop is a tool to hide imperfections; a way to hide cellulite, slim the waist line, get rid of wrinkles or even take away gray hair. Yes, people do that.  Magazine editors want their cover girl or guy to look absolutely perfect.  No imperfections, no character. 

Photoshop is more than that. 

Photoshop, to me, is a way to guide your viewer to what you want them to focus on in a photo. And sometimes, there are imperfections in the PHOTO, NOT THE SUBJECT, that distract your eye to is most important: the emotion your photo projects.  

Let me show you...

Lightroom "Before and Afters"

Lightroom "Before and Afters"

Usually when someone sees a great photo on the socials, the first question or statement that a photographer usually hears is, "What lens did you use?" or "Wow, you must have a really great camera."

Now don't get me wrong, the tool is very important along with lighting, composition and subject that is in your frame.  But another huge piece of a photographer's style is the way he or she EDITS the photo. And usually editing is what takes a huge chunk of time in the creative process. Whether it's film shooters in the darkroom or digital shooters in Photoshop, both processes are hugely important to the overall aesthetics of your photograph. 

Check out some of my favorite film simulation presets plus some "Before and Afters.