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Natural Newborn Baby Photography: A Guide to Posing, Shooting, and Business by Robin Long

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Chapter 7. The Digital Darkroom

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Keeping it real and natural looking is my photographic preference. And every image should begin with a nice, clean edit in post processing. That means exposure, white balance, contrast, clarity, saturation, and color adjustments all need to be correct before adding any type of artistic style. A clean edit is an image that doesn’t look like it’s been “edited.” Because I prefer my images to have a clean, fresh, and genuine look to them, I don’t add any type of special effects at the end of my processing. If I were to add an artistic enhancement, I would initially ensure my image ...

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