For most of my photos, my processing consists of some adjustment of a few settings, and maybe a little highlighting of a certain feature of the photograph. Sometimes, however, getting the look I want takes considerable editing after the photo has been taken. I think that it’s important to highlight the power of processing, especially to new photographers who might feel bad about the way their photos look straight out of the camera.
This is a photo from my time in South Korea that I edited this morning. Take a look at the difference that the processing made. The first shot is straight out of the camera. The second shot is after my processing.