Post-processing or (post production) is widely used in improving the overall quality of the image after a photo shoot. It is a an image editing process where the photographer enhances the pictures exposure, colors, brightness and contrast.
Over exposed or under exposed images are the most common problems a photographer face during the editing. It can either be so bright or too dark to see the people in the photo. These problems can be adjusted to the right levels by adjusting carefully the highlights, mid-tones and contrast. After correcting the exposure you can now start adjusting brightness and contrast.
Brightness and Contrast
Brightness and Contrast are two important adjustments when post-processing an image. Brightness can lighten the subject or background of the image, it important to adjust it to its desirable levels. Contrast on the other hand can visually give an image a pop out effect where the subject is more visible.
A “color” defines the overall quality of an image, it is the pinnacle of success once achieved during the editing. After an image is taken a digital file is produced along with the settings of the photographer. Most images come as a RAW file with the highest resolution possible however photos come out as bare image when viewed in a monitor. Colors are adjusted during the post-processing when editing the image to it’s correct vibrant color.
How Post-Processing is done:
Examples of Post-Processing: