PHOTO EDITING TALKS
Photo Editing holds the magic to change a good image into a great one, however photo editing can be rather complicated and difficult to get your head around, so my talk starts with the real basics, shows you what you can do and what software you need to achieve this.
I have something for beginners, where I start with the free software which is available, and what you can achieve with this, and then progress to the paid software and evaluate the value for money of each one, and what software is worth buying and why.
For more advanced photographers I go into the more specialised techniques such as HDR and image colouring and toning, and examine how you can control the whole look and mood of an image.
Although Photoshop and Lightroom are the industry standards they can be difficult to use, especially for beginners, and not everyone will get value for money from their monthly subscription model. New software is now getting rather good and can be much easier to use, such as Affinity Photo, ON1 Photo RAW, DxO PhotoLab and Exposure, and the artificial intelligence features of products like Luminar can make many tasks so much easier, even for a beginner. Some editing programs such as Exposure (Used to be called Alien Skin), and add-ons like Nik Collection are particularly good for their filter effects which can simulate the look of many film brands.
Here are some of the topics I cover in my talk.
These are some of the before and after images I use in my talk.