TRACHR Posted April 16, 2017 Share Posted April 16, 2017 Out of curiosity how much editing do you guys do to photos before submitting them? So you crop and tweak things or do you try to keep it close to the original and let the buyers edit things how they like. I was looking at cropping some of my photos to remove some of the surrounding landscape but I found if I get too liberal with the cropping I wont make the required sizes on the photos... for instance if I used say the 16x10 preset in lightroom cropping then I cut sizes awfully close.. if it makes any difference my initial photos are 5184x3456.... as for what I would want to crop em to depends a lot on the photos of course... the closer I can get to the subject the less I would want to crop I imagine a lot of this will come with more experience but for now Im taking a tactic of less editing is better, just not sure if thats the right move or not. Also will adjusting say the exposure get me rejected? for instance I was taking pictures on a sunny day and a cloud came overhead and I failed to adjust my camera settings... if I adjust say the exposure to brighten things up a bit is that wrong? Another issue Ive had, spot removal... say I got a picture of some wildlife playing and a piece of wood was close to them that looked terrible... honestly it looked like a turd lol but it was part of a branch.... it was in a nice grassy area. Can I use spot removal to get rid of that stick and make it look like just more grass or will that get me disqualified as well? Yes I know I should try to adjust things when I take pictures so I dont run into these problems but sometimes wildlife just wont cooperate with my plans...wont let me get too close, sitting in the wrong spots, etc.... the jerks So yeah, how much pre submission editing do you guys actually do? at the moment I do most my work in lightroom but I also have photoshop if I need it. Thanks. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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