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Software Capable of Restoring a Photographer’s Pride or Reputation

We can talk about both pride and reputation concerning photography because pride will be what you want to feel when showing your family or friends photographs that you have taken as an amateur photographer, whereas reputation will be what you are trying to retain as a professional.

So, how can computer software help?

 

Brightness

Most photographers will take great care to make sure that the lighting is right. They will use light meters that many of their colleagues feel are outdated, umbrellas when it is not raining, and lightboxes as an accessory that costs money to buy. It is all in the name of making sure that the lighting best represents their subject and deflecting light in the right places.

However, help is at hand when you have photo editing software installed on your computer. You can then quite easily brighten up an image and take its darkness away. The only drawback might be that you brighten the whole image when you only really only wanted the subject brightening. Particularly when there are things in the background that you wished you had moved before taking the photograph. Image editing software offers a compromise, a lifeline even, despite nothing compensating completely for considering the lighting more in the first place.

 

Cropping Tool

Sometimes it is not always possible to capture photographs without taking some of the backgrounds that you do not require. It might be about the distance away you are standing or your zoom capabilities. Perhaps that you did not think you had taken that part of the scenery. SLR cameras help eliminate this to a degree because they take exactly what you are looking at. Also, digital cameras with LCD monitors help, particularly when you can view your image after you have taken it. Anyway, there is always the afterthought when it comes to cropping, and cropping an image can help you to achieve just what you want people to see.

 

Add Effects

Some effects would not be possible to add without some kind of computer software. It will enhance an image and make it bespoke. It can be like having a filter fitted to a camera that is not designed to have one attached. You can make a very grey sky look blue and inviting. This would be particularly important if you wanted the image for a calendar, or to go inside a holiday brochure when a place was always supposed to be sunny. We sometimes have to compensate for what is not there with a photograph or to make it more pleasing to fit a certain brief.

 

Rotating Images

How often have you wanted to take a photograph the other way up but were unable to do it because the subject was just too tall? I can think of a Christmas tree as an example. Particularly if you do not want to end up missing to capture the star, angel, or fairy on top. You ideally want to photograph it horizontally because that is how your other photographs are. After all, it is convenient for presentation’s sake. Yet, you would end up with too much background on the left and right-hand sides, if you did photograph it that way. So, the solution is to be able to rotate your captured image using editing software. You can turn it 90-degrees or 180-degrees, as just two options, when your package has this feature, to cater for different looks.

 

In conclusion, there are many things that a photographer, whether an amateur wanting to please those at home or a professional wanting to get good money for a photograph, can do to enhance an already taken image. Some things are best thought of at the time of taking the photograph but many photographs will still benefit from later image manipulation. It is good to be able to lighten dark images that do not show up what you need them to, crop unnecessary backgrounds that add nothing to an image, and add in some pleasing extras to give a photograph a more individual feel or to fit a brief. Also, we do not have to worry about which way up we took the image when we can rotate it into the position we desire it to be in. What is not to love about photo image manipulation software? We just need to choose a package that can take care of everything mentioned above and more, to always keep our photographs professional and well thought of. If a professional, also saleable. It is the photographs that we have already taken and displayed that will help secure us further work in the future.

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