I'm excited to add a new series showcasing before and after edits for my photos. I think you can learn a lot of seeing others' process for developing shots and I'm glad to share a bit of where my photos start and where they finish in post.
Camera: Nikon D7100
Lense: Tokina 12-24 F4 at 12mm
When I shot this photo, I wanted to create a triangle that carefully leads your eyes down the stairs. I wanted to emphasize the long lines with the wide-angle lense that is quickly becoming my favorite - the Tokina 12-24.
The focus of this edit was to add dynamic contrast to the image, allowing the orange and red staircase to pop out of the frame. The color guides your eyes through the image, so emphasizing that was a must.
I used a VSCO filter within Lightroom as a starting point. I have 3-5 go-to filters I rely on regularly and then add minor tweaks. By adding blacks and a bit of clarity, I ended with a gritty, edgy image that adds to the original.
Thanks so much for following along. Feel free to ask questions in the comments or on the post via Instagram.