Waterdrops in the Digital

Poetry in Post-Production

When people think of the work of a professional photographer, many assume that the bulk of the work takes place behind the camera. In the past, this may have been true. Photographers such as Henri Cartier-Bresson are said to have handed off film to be processed and printed by someone else. Even today, photojournalists tend to have little involvement with their images after they have pressed the shutter.

This is not the case for me and most other professional digital photographers that I know. We regard the post-production phases of our work—everything that happens in the computer after pressing the shutter—as just as important as shooting. Digital post-production is also fun and is one of the ...

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