Every now and then I like to put up a post showing you before and after comparisons using my original RAW file capture next to the finished, edited image. Some of this editing takes a long time because I’m turning a quick grab snapshot into a framable portrait. I edit every image I take because I exclusively shoot in RAW format go give me all the information captured in that frame. The camera does no editing. When shooting indoors under fluorescent lighting there’s a color balance correction to cool down the original file. I know this going in so rather than using a flash unit that is harsh and blows out color saturation I choose to always shoot from available light and correct for any color shift in post processing.
As you can see I eliminated all the distracting elements from the original and cropped the image for composition. I removed items from the background and applied a vignette to highlight the young lady. She is one of the senior center’s regular volunteers who does such an excellent job.