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Why do I work or edit images.

Posted by Joe Lategan on Monday, January 28, 2013 Under: Photo editing/ retouching
I need to work on my photographs after I have captured the image to satisfy my creativity. For me, the creative aspect of photography starts mostly after the image had been recorded by the camera.There are exceptions during moments that are so perfect that nothing can alter or improve the moment that was captured. Otherwise it is then after the image have been captured that I’m able to infuse the image with the emotional content that I experienced while being at the location where I took the photograph. 

To this end I do to the image everything that I deem necessary to match my feeling at the time. On the level of image adjustments I first adjust the levels, global colour balance and the global contrast of the image to my taste. I then focus on individual colours and work towards making them the exact tonalities that I desire. Similarly I adjust contrast so that it reflects the feeling of open, glowing light or of deep mysterious shadows, according to my memories and feelings of the original scene.

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About Me

Joe Lategan I am a extreme lover of the "creation", and hater of destruction thereof. Photography allows me to share in a deeper dimension than words with fellow men/women, my feelings in this regard. I am a inspirational speaker on the sustainability of the environment and and creation. On the other hand I present, consult and drive Cost leadership programs (including Disaster/ emergency preparedness and systems analysis,risk and ethics) for corporations