- Photo Retouching
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- Selective Desaturation Edits to Match
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Disclaimer: Before I really get started, I want to take a moment to remind everyone that this website is simply a portfolio of my interests, meant to represent me and no-one else. Please only take the things I write to be my personal experience, and not universal fact: These are perspective pieces, not research reports! Focusing on photos I've personally captured and edited on a website I designed gives me the creative freedom that I simply adore!
Hobbyist photographer shooting a Nikon D5200 I picked up from the paycheck of my first summer job back in August 2014. Mostly with a Sigma 70-300mm or Vivitar 85-205mm lens, although I also have a great Tamron 10-24mm and a few others I've yet to really try out. Only recently found my way into the world of macrophotography with a black and white editing style though, both over lockdowns actually. Enjoying the niche while I'm here!
In terms of the editing, which is what I aim to highlight in my portfolio, my favourite style (by far) is when I manage to find a naturally red (or close to) coloured subject to photograph. Editing it with a selective desaturation style that I picked up off of Tumblr while I was in high-school has allowed me to revisit an old technique with all of the recent innovation and upgrades of Adobe Lightroom 2022. Plus, thanks to my progression into photography since then, I can now even apply those old tricks to my own photos now instead of editing someone else's shot!
I shared once that I loved the red pop photography edits the most because of the way it made the photos feel moody from the high-contrast black-and-white background with a passionate pop of red in a small corner of the photo to draw the viewers eye right to a super specific aspect of the photo. Another great explanation I heard came from a Udemy course I took on photography that explained how black and white editing can refine the busyness of a full-colour shot, which I find selective desaturation takes one step further by refining the shot into a single colour to invoke the emotional response associated with it (in my explanation, red = passion).
But, once again, these are only my opinions! So, welcome to my portfolio and feel free to reach out if you have any tips, tricks, comments, questions or techniques for me to try. What do you think of the selective desaturation editing technique? Do you think there's a (future) market for the style? Join me on my editing journey and feel free to submit your own photos as well to my email below if you have any that you think would look especially cool with some colour isolation, but don't have the software to start: I would love to see your shots!