There are many different software choices to develop your images, and lots of differing opinions on the best way to do it. For some light painters, the choice of whether or not to develop images at all is a valid question. Others choose to compile layer after layer of different exposures to achieve the look they want. There is no right or wrong way to do it—you should do what works for you. In this chapter, I present a description and examples of my own postprocessing techniques. I do not make any claim that mine is the right way or even the best way. I have developed a workflow that works for me based ...

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