Jun 27, 20162394 views

Share your before-and-after photo edits

Everyone has their own in-camera shooting techniques but sometimes personal style isn't achieved until post. Show us you're before-and-after photo edits! 
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Because the majority of my photos are for Instagram only, I typically use the editing app Afterlight. It's quick, offers a lot of control, and is a blast to use.
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Here goes. I'm getting back into photography, this picture taken with a Sony A7II, with a Canon FD lens, not sure which. Set to auto ISO, can't complain about the range of exposure. I fixed the color and exposure in Apple's Photos, and will work on the RAW file soon, with better control of the color palette.
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Edited this photo for a friend -
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I'm new to photo editing. Most photo's I just take on a whim and use my smartphone. These particular images were taken during a cruise, then edited on a PC with Lightroom. The second image had some editing done in Photoshop as well. Before:
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I’m not a pro or anything but I feel like I got pretty ok at using my phone camera and mobile software to edit photos. So here’s a before pic from a friend who asked for my opinion on it:
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And here’s it after I edited it to show him how it could look like:
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Adam_salikin
details on this photo?
Post-processing is really interesting, as it allows me to manipulate a image greatly and do whatever I want with it, and also allows me to goof around with it and fully transform raw images lightroom is a godsent Before:
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This lively set of color management features gives a greater range of color duplication for shades of blue and green, following in more realistic color rendering for outdoor and nature photography. this is really amazing. fix out Photoshop scratch disk full error on your device and clean scratch disk.
I'm a photographer- but when it came down to my brother's wedding I was more preoccupied with experiencing it rather than capturing it. My young son and daughter were in it, as well, so I simply had my canon T2i and a stock lens with me forgoing all the lights and lenses as I could point and shoot. After everything was said and done, I got a desperate plea from him stating the photographer shot almost the same angle for most of the pictures and that they did not capture a lot of the 'spirit' of the wedding. He begged for me to upload whatever I had so I edited the ones worth editing and sent them on. This was their favorite.
I realize why- the shot is full of heart shapes!
This was the before. I realize it isn't a true SOOC upload given the fact I shoot in RAW and if anyone has ever compared a straight RAW shot to a JPG- it doesn't come close. But this was the Straight RAW conversion to JPG and reduced in size.
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I chose to go black and white because of the contrasting highlights. They were married in a small community park in Seattle as the sun was setting, so there were a lot of shadows.
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With this shot I just improved on some altering of contrast and shadows.
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You'd think I spent hours on this one, but it's actually pretty simple. In Lightroom go to "File>edit> and then select "Change Species" from the Presets drop down menu.
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Don't forget to save your changes...
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Edit above, as shot below.
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If you had a lot of control the background would not be blown (left side).
I'm soooo lazy and often edit photos from my mobile using snapseed. This is my favorite Before:
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Ruudh
Should note, these pictures are actually taken with my olympus omd em 10 mark 2. But the olympus image share app was apparently set to a smaller image file (3megapixel.... Why you do this olympus?) took me a while to figure out why photo's were lacking.
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I like the composition and the textures of the original photo alot. If I were editing it I would have been a little less with the clarity, but I feel that that style is great for instagram shots, but not so much for hanging up on a wall
I just picked up photography after 7 years (previously shot for 1 yr) Photo taken on Nikon D750 f/8.0 ISO 100 1/160 Profoto B1 with Beauty Dish
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JayVo
Very tasteful edit. Well done!
Wiered example but yea post production is key for me :D Before:
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Shot with Sony WX350 edited with Lightroom Pardon my photo skills as I'm a newbie.
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cuau
why did you flip? I feel like the unedited version is perfect
Lefibonacci
just curious, both are nice.
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I shot this on a Nikon D3200 with a 55-200 kit lens. I wish I had the 70-200 f2.8
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Nikon_Scrub
Over saturated
Nikon_Scrub
Nice composition! I feel that I wouldve had less saturation and clarity in lightroom though
Been meaning to post something to this awesome thread. This is still a bit of a WIP but I'm happy with how it's turning out.

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DominicSaavedra
Nice retouching, looking icy! to me at least, if that's the portrayed feel. I see an area/road in the sunglasses, icy town or so?
DominicSaavedra
Great edit!!!! I'm in love
I mainly use Photoshop for my editing and shoot in RAW. Hope you like my before and after versions.
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Here is one of my fav shots from my most recent shoot. It really shows the power of RAW images! Taken with my Canon T3i w/ the Canon 50mm f/1.8 and edited in Adobe Lightroom.Before:
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uhlec
I like that look! Not oversaturated or over contrasty. Just enough color manipulation to have that "cinematic" look! Very well done!
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Fuji XT-1 w/ Mitakon Lens Turbo II + Canon 24mm f1.4L II
eddie.c
I don't know if that's your style, but I feel like the vignette was very unnecessary and it's way too contrasty for my taste. I personally prefer the original :(
DavidSolLee
The vignette is pretty strong on the lens wide open anyway this was from 2 years ago, here's a before after that I'm pretty happy with https://www.instagram.com/p/BeHuKZbHcdH
People, you're all doing it wrong, that's not how you edit. Observe as the master shows you how: Before:
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That's how you get it done, professionally.
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Vira
Masterful!
Vira
I actualy would love tho have this on my wal!
I must have done this ten years ago with CS4, but it was handy and a long-time favorite. Before:
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Started shooting in RAW and it was a life-saver for this picture, which would otherwise have been trashed
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Some may call this picture over edited, but I really enjoy how it turned out. Done using lightroom and photoshop cc.
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I like the before better...
dmieras
Same. I think a lot of the posts here oversaturate and over contrast the image for my taste.
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RyanFromGDSE
I really like this. How did you edit this if I may ask. ??
RyanFromGDSE
wondering how you make the lights pop in this way
Edited via my trusted Adobe Lightroom CC workflow.
Here's a before/after of a shoot I took with my Leica Q of a Ferrari F12 Berlinetta at the Ferrari Challenge day at Sonoma Raceway 2 months ago:
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nelson
It's awesome the effect that a different aspect ratio makes to a photograph I also like the texture you achieved on the clouds, in this way you make the final image more agressive, ideal for sport-car photos.
Editting done on Lightroom and often only make small adjustments. Decided to use the scary tone curve on this one. Definitely over-saturated at this point and haven't come around to fixing it.
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Jefffa
man, that made all the difference in the sky!
Jefffa
I miss Japan! :(
I'll take a stab! Edited with VSCO/Snapseed :)
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Tyler
nice. which preset did you use in vsco?
thezenomads
I believe this was processed with E2, but lately I've been really enjoying the Film X presets!
For editing on mobile, I recently switched from VSCO and Afterlight to A Color Story. It's great for brightening up outdoor shots, and now I use it almost exclusively.
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