This project is notable to me for another reason; I recently purchased some training from photo educator Matt Kloskowski
. I have watched many of Matt's free online tutorials and liked his style of teaching, and often found value in the segments I viewed. Now, I rarely purchase training; I tend to be pretty stingy on that kind of thing. But his new course, entitled The Art of Editing Landscapes, has really opened my eyes to the subtle ways I can further enhance my landscape images using Lightroom and/or Photoshop. Of course, every image I share - or print - goes through my own process of editing, but what I loved about Matt's course was the attention to the photographer's vision, rather than an emphasis on technical corrections to images.
When I (and no doubt, you) take the time to make a photograph, there is always a reason. Sometimes it's obvious, sometimes it's subtle. Regardless, I stopped and captured something at a fraction of a second because in some way, that scene moved me. The course from Matt helped bring this to the surface and reminded me that it's OK to take some artistic license with your work, to help emphasize your message or feelings, at the time of exposure.
So while I hope you don't consciously notice the edits made, I do hope the images have more impact because of them.
Until next time!