The post production process is every bit as integral
as taking the image.
1. Keep colors natural. Over saturation, or tinted filters can be a nice artistic touch in some cases, but there’s something compelling about that natural vibe that makes you feel like you’re there. Start by finding the perfect white balance (try the auto setting of your software) and edit from there.
2. Balance the exposure. Bringing down the highlights is almost always appropriate.
It typically reveals more detail without sacrificing the brightness of your image. Whether you want shadows to remain dark, or brightening them to show off their detail is an artistic choice, and both look great.
3. Play with effects. If you’re using Adobe Lightroom, effects such as Clarity can really change the look of our your photo. Experiment with Grain, Vignettes, Clarity and more, until you find your unique artistic touch.