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Tutorial Shares How to Turn an ‘OK’ Photo Into a Great Photo in Post


No matter how long you’ve been shooting or what level you’re at in your photography endeavors, there will always be those moments where you walk away from a shoot unsatisfied with how some of the images turned out. It happens to the best of us.

Thankfully, photographer and retoucher Glyn Dewis has created a great tutorial that shows you how to turn an OK — or even bad — shot into an awesome one with the help of Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop.

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The video above isn’t a short watch, coming in at 33 minutes long, but it’s full of useful information for those times when you need some post-production help after a shoot didn’t go as planned. In it, Dewis takes a test shot he had already made up his mind to discard and shows you how he goes about salvaging it.

Of course, nothing beats getting it right in camera, something Dewis acknowledges in the accompanying blog post when he says, “You can’t and never will beat getting the best possible file in camera.” But he goes on to say that it’s also “a lot of fun playing” with an image, and having this knowledge stored away certainly can’t hurt.

So check out Dewis’ blog post and give the tutorial a watch once you get the chance; and once you do, let us know what part(s) you found most useful for saving a photo that just didn’t turn out the way you wanted it to.

(via Fstoppers)