often on the scruffy dog facebook page i post before-and-after screen-captures of the editing of choice images. some examples demonstrate straightforward editing — adjustments in exposure, white balance, tone, curve, and any other required adjustments — while others show more significant changes from highlight- and shadow-recovery to boosting certain light sources that have been captured in-camera.
i’ve shared these before-and-afters for years so that clients can see what goes into their images, so they see the care and attention to detail that i bring to every scruffy dog image even before they end up in the proofing gallery. in most cases leashes and lines, eye goobers, tear-staining and any other distractions are removed only on images ordered for prints, album, and wall pieces, but i always show at least a few with these additional edits done to help clients envision what can be done.
for those scruffy dog followers who are adverse to facebook — yeah, you know who you are! — i thought it might be nice to share a sampling of just a few of the before-and-afters that have been posted on the SDP facebook page.
in most of these cases, all of the editing has been done in Adobe Lightroom.
here’s Mika … showing off his combover …
i have taught for years … in the past, writing, and today, all aspects of the business of pet photography. i connect with my mentees; i want to affect their outlook with respect to photography, motivate them, offer a new approach and a new way of thinking … and to do this, i teach in a very hands-on approach. so, sorry, no videos … for now.
i do recommend, however, exploring all aspects of Lightroom or whatever editing program you are using. and i always recommend shooting RAW. if you’re looking for some good solid guidance on your journey through Lightroom — as this is a program that is as much about workflow as it is a powerful editing tool — consider purchasing one of Scott Kelby’s books on Lightroom.
here are Beans and Stewie. the line would be removed later in Photoshop.
if you’d like to see even more of these before-and-afters, you can find more in the b-and-a album on the SDP facebook page. enjoy!