We have all been there. A feature is available whatever post processing software and it’s so fun to play with that you might find yourself overdoing it.
In the video below I talk about some of the common post processing mistakes I see photographers making. Some of which I’ve done in the past, and learned from.
So If you are watching this, I hope you learn from it as well.
To recap, here are those mistakes.
- Uber vignettes – adding too much vignette on any photo without fine tune control
- Over saturation – putting the slider way too high
- Blown out highlights – not recovering highlights when it should be done
- No details in any shadows – not recovering shadows when it should be done
- Clarity overload! – putting the slider way too high or using it on the entire photo
- Woahhhhh sharpening – sharpening the entire photo instead of specific areas
- Noisy Noise Noise – adding too much noise or not using the noise reduction correctly
- Dehaze it all – dehazing an entire photo when it’s not necessary
- Selective color – removing the saturation for all colors except one
If you are making any of these mistakes I hope you will look for help on getting past those mistakes, so you can make better post processing choices, and make better photographs.