To many, the images photographers create are wrongfully attributed to the equipment used. A photograph is actually created in the mind of a photographer, then assembled using a suite of equipment, software, and hard-work. One of the most important components in an image’s creation is post-production. Without skilled color, tone, and detail adjustments, images will fall short of their potential and leave a large creative gap between the photographer’s vision and the final product.
Recently I’ve been pushing the boundaries of my typical post-production work flow and exploring the idea of influencing the mood of an image through non-traditional color treatment and other photo editing tools. To some, this is a step away from the “true” form of photography… to others, it’s a step into a much better equipped work shed. Either way, I find it extremely exciting and rewarding to discover the breadth of different moods attainable through my current tool box.