Why I Edit My Own Photos [and the Playlist(s) That Get Me Through It]
Norwood NC + surrounding Charlotte Area Lifestyle & Day In The Life Photographer
It’s a huge part of the photography industry. It’s that time-laborious task—the next big step after capturing those beautiful, and precious moments and uploading them to an external hard drive (or two).
As a photographer and business owner, I personally take on this task.
It’s certainly been tempting to seek out outsourcing (and that very well may be the case in the future). There are a whole host of things to learn and master when it comes to editing: from choosing and mastering the editing software, finding your style, to the speed of turnaround time. And I won’t even get into all the sliders: tone curves, HLS, luminance, clarity…
I’ve invested years into learning about these things (and still learning), and it’s required countless hours at my computer with the purpose of delivering images that I am proud to send to my clients. But the biggest reason that I continue editing my own images is that it is a continuation of my vision—the story I want to share by enhancing the mood and effectively communicating a feeling through the final editing process.
But the biggest reason that I continue editing my own images is that it is a continuation of my vision—the story I want to share by enhancing the mood and effectively communicating a feeling through the final editing process.
And while, admittedly, editing is one of my least favorite to-do items on my business list, and by far the most time-consuming, I am proud of what I’ve learned and what I deliver.
The solution for me to overcome my temptation to procrastinate in this area—a good playlist. So, until I decide to outsource, I will continue to edit everything myself and pair it with some badass tunes.
What gets you through your mundane tasks?