NO. 7 – EDIT FOR PERFECTION
Don’t forget the principles of the traditional darkroom and remember to get your images right in post
In the days of black and white film, many photographers spent lots of time perfecting their work in the traditional darkroom, selecting the appropriate grade of paper, using filters and dodging and burning. These same principles can be taken into the digital age, with the ability to use Photoshop, Lightroom and specialist plug-ins like Nik Silver Efex Pro to perform the same range of adjustments that were typically carried out in the traditional darkroom. This includes the ability to apply a square crop, as mentioned in the previous tip, and replicate the appearance of film grain in order to produce a less ‘digital’ look, if that’s your preference.