Portrait of a Rose
I figured since I haven’t posted a floral shot in a while, I’d show you one from the archive. It was re-processed with the matte effect applied. One of the things I like about this effect is that it brings out the punch in the colors even without tweaking the saturation. That’s exactly what happened on this image, as soon as I applied the Lightroom preset that I created, I saw the transformation. The color became more vivid and a lot closer to the real thing. I didn’t do much after that, but now that I see it again, I think I will re-process it one more time to remove the bluish tint on the shadows.
This is the good thing about digital photography and shooting RAW, is that as long as I am not altering the original file, I can process and re-process the image as often as I want to get the desired effect that pleases me. I am constantly looking for ways to improve my craft since I think this is the only way I can personally grow as a photographer.