Practically every image will benefit from some photo-manipulation. On these pages I have shown a series of breakdowns of how each technique is used, from the before photo to the final image delivered to the client.

There are perhaps two points to bare in mind before doing any photomanipulation like this…

  • Always keep a backup. In Lightroom it is possible to create a clone of the image to experiment on.
  • Don’t overdo it! Personally I prefer images to look as if nothing has been done. If you feel the need to crank up all the settings do it on a cloned image so the realistic one can be kept safe.