As much as lighting, posing, composition, and settings matter for creating a good portrait image, they are only half of what it takes to create a successful final result. You also need a strong post-processing workflow. If you are new to portrait work, check out this great video tutorial that will show you a basic editing workflow for creating polished final images.
Coming to you from Jiggie Alejandrino, this helpful video tutorial will show you a basic portrait editing workflow. As you will see, you can save a lot of time and effort on the back side of things if you do the proper preparation for a shoot, which is also why communication with your client before the shoot is so important. When it comes to the post-processing you do do, however, the key is to err on the side of doing less. Over-editing a portrait can lead to results that look overly artificial and plastic, so developing a discerning touch is crucial. Check out the video above for the full rundown from Alejandrino.
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