Our Take on Post-Processing Images:

Without a doubt, there are many benefits to being able to post-process an image after shooting. However, getting overly post-process-happy can lead to an un-necessary focus on using software to fix problems that shouldn’t exist to begin with. A photographer needs to master his craft and the use/manipulation of light to his or her needs. Photoshop, Lightroom and other Software should not be a solution for over-exposure, under-exposure, poor framing or boring shots.

How does Izim A.A. Photography approach Post-Processing?

Unless there is a specific artistic need to dive deep into an image and edit it heavily, we follow some standard practices.

  1. Do not post process an image that already looks great.
  2. If needed, adjust brightness, contrast or color to counteract harsh lighting conditions.
  3. Retouch skin and imperfections so that the client is able to appreciate the shot and look.
  4. Convert to Black and White Photography, if it is requested.
  5. Add tasteful artistic flare to an image, if it is requested.

All of us get wrapped up in beauty and many of us can obsess about how we come out in pictures. As a photographer, the most important thing to me is showing the beauty in every shot that I take. When I genuinely feel that there is something in the image preventing me from doing so, that is when I will post-process an image. Otherwise, a picture should speak for itself.