Master your post-processing workflow

It would be nice if all of us could take the perfect image in camera all the time. Unfortunately, this is not a reasonable expectation. There are many circumstances where the image we end up with does not accurately reflect our experience at the time of taking the image. Whether this is because of limitations in camera technology that cannot handle low light situations, distractions in the background that we did not notice in real life but that suddenly take on a life on their own on the unmoving image, or for any number of other reasons. Therefore,  image post-processing skills are an essential part of the modern digital photographer's toolkit. 

Learning effective editing skills is not as hard as it may seem, though the growing array of specialized software, or even just mastering Photoshop, can sure feel overwhelming for anyone who is learning or wants to catch up with some of the new tools. 

Over the last several years I have developed an easy yet efficient workflow that helps me bring out the best in my images. It incorporates some of the latest developments in Artificial Intelligence without requiring a steep learning curve. I am happy to share this knowledge with you in private virtual sessions. These can be structured differently based on your needs and be geared toward exactly those things that you are struggling with.  

If you are interested in booking a session, please email me. 


This image was taken during the last minutes of daylight high up in the Colombian Andes at an ISO of 25,600. Despite the good low-light performance of the Canon R5, the noise level is unacceptable and the colors of this beautiful bird are not anywhere near what they are in real life.Exposing to the right would have helped a bit, but given the already crazy high ISO, I wanted to maintain a reasonable shutter speed because the bird kept moving its head around constantly.

Software: DxO Photolab 6, Photoshop (Beta), Lightroom Classic

Time spent: 25 minutes

These shiny cowbirds are beautiful but when in the shade underneath a tropical forest canopy, one could be forgiven to ignore them. The image required a healthy amount of denoising, lifting shadows, and brightening the subject. I also decided to isolate the focal subject in its proud pose by removing distracting elements.

Software: Topaz Denoise AI, Photoshop, Lightroom Classic

Time spent: 20 minutes

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