When working with today’s digital cameras, you can take the most technically accurate photograph and chances are that it will still need some help in post-processing to help it achieve its full potential. This was the thought that I had when I was talking to my buddy Mike one day about future books. Mike is the guy that planted the seed for my Exposure book and it was his comments that started me thinking about what other book I needed to write help budding photographers improve their craft.
The more I thought about it, the more I realized that teaching a man how to fish isn’t enough. If he wants to eat, he has to learn how to clean it and cook it as well. That’s what post-processing is. It’s cooking your image until it’s light and flaky and ready to eat. Sorry, I kind of got caught up in the whole fishing thing. Anyway, I think you kind of get my meaning. That’s why I am working on a new book concept with my publisher, Peachpit Press, to create a Snapshots to Great Shots book that will help folks learn what to do after they push the button. I am frequently asked to share my workflow, and while I have done that over the years on this blog, it will be nice to put it all in one place.
That’s my original on the left and the processed version on the right
There are still some details that are yet to be worked out but I am very excited about this new project and wanted to at least tell you where I was going with the series. In the coming weeks I will share more about this project but in the mean time, if you have any post processing questions or issues, please let me know. I just might have room to put it in the book.