Making an Image

Image of sunset

The final processed image

One of the things we ask is when and why. It is ok to follow along a tutorial but you need to know why and when to apply the technique. Below you will find a video of the processing of this image. In the video I try to tell you why things are done not just how. See and learn how decisions are made by an expert image processor.


I hope this video was helpful. Please let me know what you think. That will help me make a decision to do more or not. Do not forget to subscribe so you wont miss the next blog. Until next time “Keep on Shooting”.

About John Aydelotte

I aspire to pass on some of the 40 years of imaging knowledge I have acquired. I have a true passion for imaging and wish to enjoy my retirement from Commercial Photography by creating images from my heart. I am still taking a few Freelance jobs but would love to teach and lead others on their amazing photography journey. I have two grown children and 7 grandchildren. I am focusing on photography, education and retirement.


Making an Image — 2 Comments

  1. Hi John,

    Gonna send/post these as I watch, and they come to me…

    Maybe I’ve not paid enough attention over the years, but one of the first questions that came to mind was early on in this video.

    You mentioned subtle colors, so you would probably use LAB color.
    Can you explain that – or, even have someplace I could research/read about what all that entails?

  2. Jeffrey when in RGB color mode anything you do to brighten an are causes it to lose saturation like wise if you darken an area it becomes more saturated. In this image the colors in the clouds were very subtle so I used LAB color which separates the color from the brightness so I could work on the separately. Dan Margulis has a book called Photoshop LAB Color it is very good and deep into the subject.