Learning how to edit your photographs is a big part of the food-blog process. It’s not enough to just cook a fantastic recipe, you also have to take a stunning picture and learn how to add those magical finishing touches that take it from “wow” to “WOAH!”. But with a little practise, and a whole lot of trial and error, you can easily learn to do it for yourself – as today’s video will show you.
Today we’re talking all things editing. Amy from Cooking 1 Handed is back to tell us all about how she edits her photographs ready for publication on her website, using software that is totally FREE!
If you missed the first part of this series, Amy also made a great video showing us how she shoots her photos – including her genius setup on the floor – and here we’ve got a behind-the-scenes post looking at one of her photography sessions in action.
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Top tips to take away:
#1 Make sure whatever software you use allows you to adjust the white balance;
#2 Slightly over-exposed photographs do well on photo-publishing websites;
#3 Play around with the saturation of each individual colour to really bring them out;
#4 You can copy your settings from one photograph to another (if they were originally shot under the same lighting conditions) to give them a uniform look;
#5 Save your finished photographs as JPEGs to cut down on upload space.
What’s your best photo-editing tip from when you edit your photographs?