The Before-and-After images shown in this post are split in half to show the difference between the left side (before) and the right (after). Some changes will be more obvious than others, and I have tried to use a variety of examples to give an accurate representation of what can be done.
I will emphasize the difference, through the images shown below, of photographs taken with a DSLR versus phone. DSLR will be first, with phone photos afterward. The largest difference seen here will be in the RAW images from before to after, especially if those images were underexposed initially. While I can take JPEG imaged with my digital camera, I have since taking a liking to using RAW files whenever possible. I love the freedom it offers in photo editing.
DSLR CAMERA: RAW IMAGES
Once the files have been exported, I will take some into Adobe Photoshop CC for further editing. Here, the editing often involves removing unwanted elements in the photo. This could be oddly places branches, a passing bird, airplane, or even people.
I'll also use Photoshop in the case of adjusting a specific area in a photo that may require masking, or something that requires a tool that either isn't in Lightroom or just works better in Photoshop.
I'm more fluent in Photoshop, and I would likely end up using it for photo editing if Lightroom wasn't so efficient for batch editing. Anyway, that's a discussion for another time.
It has been worth it!
And I swear that yes, the water near the shore has a purple/magenta hue to it from the soil below. It's gorgeous!
PHONE CAMERA: JPEG IMAGES
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