Taking photos is obviously one of the biggest parts of what I do as a photographer but another big part is finishing them through editing. Editing is a huge part of what creates a photographers style. Unlike most photographers who batch edit their images, I spend anywhere from 30-45 minutes editing a SINGLE image. For me, editing is a way to express myself creatively. I love to edit my images the way that they feel, as I view each individual image as a piece of art.
Below is a before and after of one of my images. The top one is the before and the bottom one is the after. For those of you who may not know what SOOC means, it means, straight out of the camera. This means the image was shot and uploaded without being edited in any way, whereas the final image was professionally retouched and edited.