Beware of these 5 Beginner’s Blunders in Post Processing Portraits

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As you read this, think back to when you were beginning photography…  I’m sure you’d be able to relate to this to yourself (or your friend) and hopefully laugh (and not cry).

Alright, so this list may not be super accurate and is in no particular order, but, I think it is safe to say that every beginning photographer has experimented with at least four out of the five blunders. I know I did,  and believe me, I have had to work through these as I grew and became more experienced in photography.

The goal with portraiture is to make that person look their best and convey personality and emotion. Too much post processing can distract from that goal and actually work against it. If you’re new to photography and find yourself doing things in this list over and over, perhaps it is time to take a more sophisticated approach…

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