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meepitsmeagan

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What program do you use? Why?

How did you learn? Is it just through practice that you find what looks natural vs what is over edited?
 

Oko

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Photoshop for single photos, Lightroom for lots of photo processing. I read lots of tutorials and tips and generally searched the interwebs. And yes, a lot of it is trial and error. :)
 
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I started using Lightroom recently because I started shooting in raw. Before that I used Ipiccy for free online.

It really is a lot of trial and error and looking at other people's pictures to see what I like. I still don't know really how I'm doing but I do think the editing looks better than it did when I first started....so, has to mean something right?
 

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I started using Lightroom recently because I started shooting in raw. Before that I used Ipiccy for free online.

It really is a lot of trial and error and looking at other people's pictures to see what I like. I still don't know really how I'm doing but I do think the editing looks better than it did when I first started....so, has to mean something right?
Oh yes, I started on lightroom because stupid photoshop refused to cooperate and install the raw extension. My life has gotten so much easier now that I edit raw. <3

But really, that last bit is totally how I roll, lol.

To expand on what I said before (I was on my phone), I really like looking at other photographers work for ideas. There are so many different ways to edit photos, I wouldn't say anything is really wrong (except for making it overly vibrant and burning peoples' eyes out. Not cool.). I really like looking at photo blogs and flickr, and just trying to figure out what I like in a photo and what I don't, etc. etc. Not just for editing but composition and everything. Then again, my favorite photos I take mostly happen by dumb luck, but I can pretend it's skill.
 

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I mainly just use photoshop/adobe bridge. I used to not do raw because I couldn't figure out how to edit raw images, but now I shoot pretty much only in raw and raw plus new camera is already making a huge difference in my images.
 

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I edit primarily in Lightroom in RAW and I only go into Photoshop (elements 5) if I want to add lettering or remove things from the image.
 

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...sometimes I crop them using iphoto....

lol I am sad. and lazy. and have no idea how to photo edit.
 

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I use Aperture. As for learning to use it, the curve was a little steep. (Before this I'd only used Photoshop, and not really to edit photos as much as embellish them). That said, I've gotten pretty good at it, through a combination of practice and reading online tutorials. Basically, I went in one step at a time, learned one trick, then another, adding on more as I grew comfortable with the things I'd already learned.

As for knowing when to stop? I still don't know the answer to that one. lol
 
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