Sometimes people ask about how I get from a photo shoot to a finished set of images. Here is the typical process:

1. Images get imported into my post processing application (Adobe Lightroom)
2. Images are sorted into keepers and “others”
3. Adjustments are made to color correct and adjust contrast
4. Minor cropping if necessary
5. Output for desired use (web, print, etc.)

So here is a before and after example of an image. I hardly ever do anything other than the steps above and the image below is probably more drastic than 75% of what I do. Everything was done in Lightroom except the border and logo placement which is a Photoshop action I created to make images for the blog.

Questions are welcome… if you have them, leave them in the comments :)

before
after