Using Lightroom, Photoshop and Silver Efx, just three of the wide range of packages available, Sue Fifer and Molly Warrington showed how easy post processing is in the digital age compared with the time of silver and chemical baths. If it involves a steep learning curve it is also cheap, quick, gives you control, is reversible and provides an almost limitless range of options. But don’t be daunted by that huge potential, use only as much as you need to achieve the effects you want. Just make sure to shoot in RAW if you want to get the best out of it. The question ‘Is it really “cheating?” …….’ was left for another day.
Photo: Molly Warrington and Sue Fifer, U3AC Photo Forum, 24th November 2017