As I meet more people in the aviation photography community, I see that everyone is a bit different when it comes to editing photos. Some people like more shadows, while others like less. Some people like brighter whites, while others prefer less bright whites. So, just to see what everyone prefers, I made a few polls. The reason for this is to see and to show how different people edit differently. I don’t mind you uploading a photo with your editing “style” to give everyone a better example of how you do it.
Shadows Do you like more shadows which make for a darker picture, or less shadows which make a brighter picture?
- More Shadows
- Less Shadows
Highlights When you increase the highlights, you lose detail, but, when you decrease them, you gain detail.
- More Highlights (Less Detail)
- Less Highlights (More Detail)
Exposure The higher the exposure, the brighter the picture, and vice versa for lower exposure.
- Higher Exposure
- Lower Exposure
Sharpening How sharp do you like your image?
Crop How do you like your image cropped?
- Wide (16x9)
- Normal (3x2)
Editing How much editing do you like?
This is an example of one of my pictures. I don’t like shadows, because I like to see details under the wing. I also like my images crisp, to where you still get detail, but it doesn’t appear overedited. I usually crop with a 3x2 ratio, but there are some exceptions.
Again, the point of this topic is to see how people edit their aviation photography. Please, don’t criticize anyone for what they choose, it’s only their opinion. Thanks!