You don't need to be a professional photographer to edit your photos. You also don't need to spend a lot of money to download the best apps out there. After all, you went to the trouble of taking a pretty decent photo so why not make it even better to make all your friends envious of that piña colada served in a pineapple on the beach in Thailand.
1. It can help make your photos more realistic
Regardless of the light or conditions when you're taking a photo, you'll find it difficult to capture the perfect photo without a little help. We could spend hours explaining why, but let's leave that for later! Follow the leader !
A little editing here and there can help make a photo more realistic. “This photo doesn’t do this sunset justice.” Well, editing can help improve this defect so that those around you can also experience what you saw.
2. Make certain colors pop
Have you ever seen a black and white photo with a pop of pink or yellow? Here, Pavel gives us a good example (it is true that a photo is worth a thousand words).
Or another example would be when you are on vacation at the beach and you want to take a photo that brings out the blue of the sky and the sea.
3. Make this photo yours
Photography is a great way to express yourself and bring out your personality, whether in the way you take it or in the editing.
Editing can make an ordinary photo extraordinary by adding your own little touch. Whether for your Instagram or for a personalized gift, you will always need to edit and probably cut your photo so that it is the perfect size for the mug you have chosen 😉
4. You were almost there, at that perfect photo
Have you ever been to see a must-see monument or a great view and everyone is busy taking photos. You wait patiently and finally, you see a space where you might just be the only subject of the photo. Your phone goes off and takes this photo, just in time.
5. It can help tell a story
Do you want to create a melancholy atmosphere, but the environment you find yourself in is not at all suitable for it? These days, it's rare that we have the time to stop and read a photo's caption. Everything needs to be said through the photo itself and the best way to do this is through editing!
These are just 5 reasons we think are important to edit your photos, but the list is endless compared to the different levels of editing you can acquire. Have fun editing, try new things and you'll find what you're looking for.
The thing you need to remember is that you have to start somewhere and although imagining editing a photo can be overwhelming, it shouldn't put you off! Check out what Lloyd and Yaya have to say about editing their photos! They prove to us that no matter how much photography knowledge we have, it is possible to find our own style and see what works best for us.